Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. In a seperate bowl, stir together, flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in chips and apricots. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.