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 And when I put this to the test, the cookies superseded the cookie test: remaining ultra-chewy for days.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
angled view of chocolate chunk apricot cookies on a pink fabric

Chocolate Chunk Apricot Cookies

Yield: 46 cookies
Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes

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


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup shortening, softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 and ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup dried apricots, diced


  1. 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.
  2. 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 Information:
Yield: 46 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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  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. 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. 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!

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

    1. Thank you so much for pinning, Manali!

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

  5. 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! 😀