Prep: Start by preheating the oven to 375°F. Then, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat and set aside.
Cookie dough: In large bowl, mix together the dry cookie mix, softened butter, orange extract and egg until soft dough forms. Next, stir in the dried apricots pieces until blended.
Proceed to drop cookie dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, on the parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake: Place the cookies in the preheated oven and bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Let the cookies cool for about 3 minutes, then remove them from the cookie sheet and move to a wire rack. Cool completely, for about 15 minutes.
Chocolate dip: After the cookies have cooled, in small microwavable bowl, heat the chocolate chips (uncovered) on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until the chips are completely melted.
Then, dip each cookie halfway into the melted chocolate, letting excess drip off. Place them on parchment paper and let sit until chocolate is set, about 1-2 hours. Or you can set them in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes for a faster setting process. Serve and enjoy!
Easy Apricot Cookies are a wonderful and light cookie that is easy to make too. These apricot sugar cookies with chocolate coating are incredibly tasty and are always a huge hit with family and friends.