I got the idea for these when I was at a party on the weekend. After dinner, a big selection of cookies were brought out and whilst everyone else was diving in for the double choc chip cookies, I was eyeing up the oat & raisin ones. Obviously I love all cookies (duh) but I really like the rustic gnarly ones, the kind you could imagine a farmer’s wife whipping up!
So given the weather is turning dark and gloomy I was inspired to create some chewy, spicy apricot & ginger bites!
Apricot & Ginger Cookies
- 80g dried apricots
- 80g oats
- 50g butter
- 50g caster sugar
- 50g plain flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1tsp ground ginger
Pre-heat the oven to 180c and chop the apricots into small pieces. I find scissors works best for this. Cream the butter and sugar together until light & fluffy, then add in the egg & ginger and honey. Combine into an even mix. Stir in the oats, apricots, baking powder and finally sift in the flour. The mixture will feel thick and hard to stir. Dollop table-spoonfuls onto the greased baking tray. The mix will make roughly 10 bites.
For extra knobbly and textured bites, leave them to spread on their own. Cook for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are going golden brown.
Waiting for them to cool before scoffing is absolutely, 100% optional.
The apricots are perfect for creating lots of chewiness which contrasts really nicely with the crunchy oaty bits. Leaving them to cook in a ball to cook makes the inside go a little cakey too. Yum! All in all a damn good treat with warm spice and more grown up flavours. Great with a cup of tea on one of these slightly more chilly days!