Measure out the apricots and use scissors to cut them up into small pieces.
Sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Add the apricots and sugar and mix through.
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix thoroughly to form a dough.
Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 2-3 minutes until it becomes smooth.
Divide the dough into two (weighing about 340g each) and roll into a log shape measuring about 4cm across in diameter.
Place both logs in the oven at 190 oc (170oc fan assisted) for 20-25 minutes until they are lightly browned.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
Take a serrated knife and cut the logs into pieces which are 1cm thick.
Place on ungreased baking paper with the cut side down and bake for 5 minutes.
Remove from the oven, turn them over onto the other side and bake for a further 5 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.