Chocolate Chunk Apricot Cookies

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Perfectly chewy and thick chocolate chunk apricot cookies. One of the best flavor combinations ever!

angled view of chocolate chunk apricot cookies on a pink fabric

How was your Christmas? Did you get your feast on? No matter how much I stuff myself; there is always room for cookies! Even more so, a cookie that is super chewy.

These cookies are full of chocolate chunks and dried apricots. You won’t be able to stop at just one!

These cookies were inspired by a Better Home and Garden magazine I picked up recently. In this magazine was a recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies.

What was their secret?

three chocolate chunk apricot cookies stacked on a gray background

Corn syrup! Whaaaat!?

That’s right. They used syrup, not starch. And when I put this to the test, the cookies superseded the cookie test: remaining ultra-chewy for days.

Thank you Better Home and Garden for teaching me something I will use from here on out.

I took my long-time favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and made slight modifications to it. I also increased the batch because, well, who wants to make only 14 cookies? Trust me, you will want way more than that.

I adore this thick and chewy chocolate chunk cookie. And they’re even more fantastic with the addition of dried apricots. I love it!

Chocolate and apricots are an impeccable combination. And these cookies are full of both!

angled view of a chocolate chunk apricot cookie broken into two pieces

Chocolate Chunk Apricot Cookies

4.45 from 9 votes
angled view of chocolate chunk apricot cookies on a pink fabric
Perfectly chewy and thick chocolate chunk apricot cookies. One of the best flavor combinations ever!
Jen Sobjack
Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 27 minutes
Serving Size 46

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (113 g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup (92 g) shortening, softened
  • ¾ cup (150 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ cups (357 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (170 g) semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup (128 g) dried apricots, diced

Instructions

  • In a large bowl beat together the butter and shortening with an electric mixer. Add both sugars and beat until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, corn syrup and vanilla. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir with a whisk. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, beat until combined. Stir in the chocolate chunks and apricots. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Roll the dough into 1 tablespoon sized balls and place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly brown and just underdone. Cool cookies on the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided is for convenience and as a courtesy only. It is not guaranteed to be accurate because nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator and input the exact ingredients and brands you used in the recipe.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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15 Comments

  1. These cookies look amazing. I like anything with apricot and chocolate. It’s a great combination.
    Thanks for posting.

    1. Thank you so much, Analida!

  2. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says:

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Jen! There is always room for cookies, especially soft and chewy ones! Love the apricots in here, they look phenomenal!

    1. Thanks, Kelly! Same to you. 🙂

  3. Thalia @ butter and brioche says:

    5 stars
    I am loving the addition of apricots to these cookies… I love their sweet flavour and texture and think that they do not get used enough in baking. This is such a perfect cookie for me and definitely a recipe I need to make!

    1. I agree, Thalia. Apricots are too often over looked. Thank you so much for reading!

  4. Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! says:

    I love the idea of fruit in a chocolate chip cookie! These look delicious!

    1. It turned out incredible. I recommend putting all fruit in a cookie!!

  5. Manali @ CookWithManali says:

    totally drooling over these cookies Jen!! Gorgeous! Pinned.

    1. Thank you so much for pinning, Manali!

  6. Baby June says:

    Those look great! Apricots sound like a worthy addition to a good cookie 🙂

  7. These look so wonderful! I just found your blog and am having a blast looking thru all your beautiful recipes – All your pictures are so gorgeous!

    1. Thank you, Katie! Your kind words mean everything! 😀

  8. Thalia @ butter and brioche says:

    5 stars
    I am loving the addition of apricots to these cookies… I love their sweet flavour and texture and think that they do not get used enough in baking. This is such a perfect cookie for me and definitely a recipe I need to make!