*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                             Molasses Apricot Cookies
 Recipe By     :THE DESSERT SHOW SHOW#DS3015
 Serving Size  :      Preparation Time :
 Categories    :New Text Import
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3 1/4  cups          all-purpose flour
        1  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
        2  teaspoons     ground cinnamon
        1  teaspoon      ground ginger
      1/2  teaspoon      allspice
        1  cup           dark brown sugar
        1  cup           salted butter, -- softened
      3/4  cup           molasses
        1  large         egg
    1 1/2  cups          chopped dried apricots
        1  cup           confectioners' sugar
        2  tablespoons   milk
      1/2  teaspoon      vanilla extract
 Preheat oven to 300. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, soda, cinnamon,
 ginger, and allspice. Mix until blended well. In a large mixing bowl, beat
 sugar and butter at medium speed until mixture forms a grainy paste and
 scrape sides of bowl. Add molasses and egg and beat until light and fluffy.
 Add flour mixture and apricots and blend at a low speed just until
 combined. Do not overmix. Divide dough in half and shape each half into a
 roll about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap rolls in waxed paper and chill
 until firm. Slice cookies 1/2-inch thick and place on ungreased cookie
 sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake 25-30 minutes until cookies are set.
 Transfer to cool surface.
 Icing: blend sugar, milk, and extract in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle
 cookies with icing.
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