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Golden Nuggets

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  Dried apricots 1 Cup (16 tbs), coarsely chopped
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Part Butter Or Margarine)
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Almond flavor 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs) (Gold Medal)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Toasted coconut 2 Cup (32 tbs), flaked

Cook apricots in water over low heat 5 to 10 min.(water should be absorbed).
Mix shortening and sugars until fluffy.
Add egg, flavorings, and apricots.
Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting.
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt; stir in.
Chill dough several hours.
Heat oven to 350°
Drop heaping teaspoon-fuls of dough into coconut to coat.
Place 2" apart on lightly greased baking sheet.
Top with an almond.
Bake 12 to 15 min.

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