Apricot & Nut Cookies with Amaretto Icing Recipe

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Submitted by sexygrandma

Makes 26 servings



Recipe from Giada, Everyday Italanian, Cooking Channel.

Recipe Ingredients for Apricot & Nut Cookies with Amaretto Icing

1 stick butter
2 tbs sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
2 tbs pine nuts, toasted
1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
5 tbs Amaretto

Recipe Directions for Apricot & Nut Cookies with Amaretto Icing

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 29.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
111
Calories from Fat
42
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.7g
7%
Saturated Fat
2.4g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Sodium
272mg
11%
Potassium
29mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
14.3g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
11.6g
Protein
1.2g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
F
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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