Apricot and Nut Cookies with Amaretto Icing

TOTAL TIME: 2 hr 49 min
Prep: 4 min
Inactive Prep: 2 hr 30 min
Cook: 15 min
 
YIELD: 2 to 2 1/2 dozen cookies
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

COOKIES:
    ICING:
    • 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
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    Directions

    For the Cookies: In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg. Stir in the flour until just blended. Mix in the apricots, almonds, and pine nuts.

    Transfer the dough to a sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a log, about 12-inches long and 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Wrap the dough in the plastic and refrigerate for 2 hours.

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 heavy baking sheets with parchment paper.

    Cut the dough log crosswise into 1/4 to 1/2 inch-thick slices. Transfer the cookies to the prepared baking sheets, spacing evenly apart. Bake until the cookies are golden around the edges, about 15 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before icing.

    For the Icing: Place the confectioners' sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Gradually whisk in the almond flavored liqueur, until the mixture is of drizzling consistency.

    Place the wire rack over a baking sheet. Using a spoon or fork, drizzle the cookies with the icing, allowing any excess icing to drip onto the baking sheet. Allow the icing to set before serving, about 30 minutes.

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    • on August 28, 2013

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      This cookie makes a great healthy snack, when I'm trying to get through the afternoon at work and want to grab a candy bar.

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    • on January 28, 2013

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      Lovely cookies with great flavor. The sweetness of the apricots matched the bite of the amaretto nicely. The cookie itself is very much like a shortbread in texture. I didn't have any pine nuts, so I subbed in some chopped filberts, and I don't think anything was lost in doing do. These cookies are definitely going into the cookie rotation.

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    • on December 18, 2012

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      Nice cookie. A bit different from what I usually make. I thought the dough was a bit sticky when it came time to slice and bake but I think that might've been from the apricots. Next time I will cut down on the confectioners sugar and amaretto for the icing. The recipe made way more than I needed.

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