Sunday, March 20, 2016

Apricot Strip

This month at the Cake Slice we had four delicious recipes to choose from. They included a Mocha Chip Chiffon Cake, Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake, Cuban Coconut Pound Cake, and Apricot Strip.

I needed to push myself out of my comfort zone, and selected to bake the Apricot strip. Having a love for Fig Newtons, this recipe reeled me in. 

The cookie recipe consists of a apricot preserve for the filling. I, unfortunately didn't add the whole twelve ounces of dried apricots, and only used half. Big mistake. The filling turned out way to tart for my liking. The pineapple and orange overpowered the entire filling. 

I proceeded with the recipe, hoping my end result wouldn't be a complete flop.

The cookie dough recipe is incredibly delicious! I kept sneaking bits of dough during my roll out process. Delicious! 

My kitchen smelled incredible as the strip baked! My first strip over baked just a tad bit, I forgot to start the oven timer, and had to guess the remaining baking time. 
Over all I felt the recipe was just okay, I couldn't get past the tartness of the filling to enjoy the cookie. The rest of the gang, to my surprise, kept coming back for cookies. I'm definitely going to have to remake the recipe using a fig filling this time. I think the cookie dough recipe is just perfect! 
Don't forget to stop by and visit the remaining Cake Slice bakers to see what selection they whipped up this month!


Carlee said...

Just think of all the different filling options you could try! At least you like the cookie part and have something to build

Anonymous said...

That sounds rather good. I imagine a fig filling would be wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry the filling was disappointing but I am glad to know the cookie crust is delicious! My mind races thinking of all the delicious varieties of fillings you could make.

Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas said...

At least you've got the main part of the recipe tasting great Anabel, now you can have fun and create a ton of different flavours. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy it as a whole.

Elle said...

Want to try this with fig filling. Looks lovely and so glad to know that the cookie dough is a good one. Hard to find that for a filled cookie. Love that we had so many good choices this month!

Hazel said...

You know, even though you weren't blown away, these look great to me! I love the look of the filling and the pastry looks great! Hazel x

Emily said...

If I ever make this... in the near or distant future... you are the inspiration! I like the look of the biscuit dough and thanks for the how-to pictures!

Kathleen said...

An interesting recipe for sure. I bet it was tart. So great that your family still liked it.