Food and Drink

Recipe: Apricot, Cranberry and Coconut Cookies

Written by Grandparents NZ

As the weather cools down heat up your oven and make these delicious apricot, cranberry and coconut cookies to share with your friends and family. Here is a tip – wet the back of the fork when pressing the cookies down, this stops the mixture from sticking to the fork.


Photo: Grandparents NZ


  • 125g softened butter
  • 1/3 cup soft brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  •  1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup threaded coconut
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 180°C and prepare a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Cream butter, brown sugar and caster sugar together until pale and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla and egg to the creamed mixture and beat until well combined.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and mix together lightly. Add the oats and coconut and mix lightly again.
  • Fold through the apricots and cranberries until combined.
  • Roll mixture in to 4cm balls and place about 4 cm apart on the baking tray. Press down slightly with a fork.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-17 minutes until the edges are golden but the insides are still lovely and soft.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.



The final result. Photo: Grandparents NZ

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