Fresh fruit makes for some amazing baked goods. The flavors burst into the bread, muffin, cookie, bar or pastry you’re cooking up. A great way to be able to use those fruits you love that are seasonal is to freeze them – and to use jam! This recipe calls for raspberries and apricot jam. Raspberries are in season around June, while apricots are in season in May and springtime. That makes it difficult to incorporate both into one recipe. That’s why I depend on frozen berries and jams! That way, you get the fruits you want, no matter what time of the year it is.
These cookies are sweet and tart with a beautiful base that pops with brown sugar. I love how all of these incorporate and was pleased with the amount of apricot jam I used. If you decide it’s not enough and want to add more, I would suggest adding additional tablespoons at a time.
What you need:
- 2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup apricot jam or preserves
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup frozen fresh raspberries
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Mix the shortening, sugars, egg and vanilla. Add apricot jam and mix thoroughly.
In another bowl, stir together the flour, soda and salt. Mix with the wet ingredients.
Gently fold in raspberries. Some will break apart, and that’s ok! 🙂
Using spoons or your medium-size cookie scoop, drop spoonfuls 2 inches apart on the baking pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges just start getting that beautiful golden color. They’ll still be really soft when you first take them out of the oven. Let them cool for a minute or two before moving to cookie rack.
ENJOY!! I love the fresh, fun flavors in this cookie and hope you do, too!
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Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl. I love to drink wine while I bake. I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious. If you’re a normal person that loves to bake or cook and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.