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Fig Cookies

Fig Cookies

Fig Cookies

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Fig Cookies
4.6 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Drop CookiesDifficulty: Easy

Easy drop cookies flavored with dried figs.


  • 1 cup chopped figs (about 1/2 lb)

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 cups sifted flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Cook figs with water, stirring frequently, until thickened (about 5 minutes). Set aside to cool. Beat butter with sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Blend well. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix into the creamed mixture. Stir in the cooled figs. Drop by teaspoons onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 375 degrees 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove cookies and cool on wire racks.


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Very easy to make and tasted great!
- Kathie in Vacaville

I made them with dates instead of figs. Still delicious. They are a bit sweet, so I may add a bit more flour (and figs) next time.
- Kelli

Delicious and easy to make!
- Marie

WOW! These are good! They will become a regular in the Christmas cookie baking.
- Ihssurfer

Taste good will be making them again
- Gail

very good!
- A Baker
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