Beatrice Savitz’s Apricot Cookies

My grandmother, a wonderful baker and cook, made these.

Original recipe makes 16 bars


8 ounces dried apricots
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
water to cover
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter

  • PREP

    25 mins

  • COOK

    35 mins


    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Place apricots, lemon juice, white sugar in a small saucepan. Add enough water to just cover the apricots. Bring to a boil, and cook until fruit is soft. Chop coarsely.
  3. Sift flour, oatmeal and brown sugar together. Melt butter or margarine over low heat and stir into flour mixture. Put 2/3 of this mixture into 8 x 8 inch greased pan. Spread apricot mixture over crust. Sprinkle remaining oatmeal mixture over apricots.
  4. Bake for about 35 minutes.


Calories: 209 kcal
Carbohydrates: 38.1 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Fat: 6.2 g
Fiber: 1.8 g
Protein: 2 g
Sodium: 47 mg