These cookies are just to die for. The apricots give them a unique taste, especially with the chocolate. Even my child who does not like fruits, likes these cookies and does not realize there is fruit in them. A great way to slip fruit into a child's diet. They are easy to make as well.
1 cup Shortening butter-flavored
1 cup Sugar granulated
1 cup Brown Sugar firmly packed
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour plus 1 tb sifted divided