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Fresh Fig Cookies Recipe

Fresh Fig Cookies

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"A good moist cookie."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Cream sugar and shortening and add beaten egg.
  3. Sift dry ingredients and blend with creamed mixture. Fold in figs and nuts.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls on greased sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 29, 2008

Great fig recipe, although I changed a few things. I omitted the cloves. Also, Instead of using walnuts, I used pecans. I made the first batch into fairly large cookies. They were very cake like. The second batch, I made a lot smaller, they were perfect. Definitely will make these again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 13, 2003

Good use for leftover fresh figs. The dough didn't really come together until the figs were added. Very moist, but honestly, figs aren't in the same category as chocolate chip cookies for me. For a fig cookie though, I say give it a try.

Aug 24, 2010

Made these twice now and both times they came out completely different. The only change is, I didn't put the cloves in. I'm thinking next time, I will add some oatmeal, as the dough still seems too gooey. They need something to thicken them up.

Sep 14, 2007

These are very good. Very soft and cake like. If I do make these again, I'll put in a small cake pan. I didn't have any cloves, so I had to omit. I did put in 1/2 tsp vanilla. Now I just have to hope my neighbor gives me more figs!

Aug 14, 2008

Yum! Good soft cookie. I substituted cinnamon for clove and used butter instead of shortening. It was almost like a chewy oatmeal cookie. Great use for fresh figs!

Oct 16, 2007

This cookie is SO good! It is moist and sweet. It's almost cake like. I was a little worried after step 3 before the figs were added. The batter looked too dry. I made one slight change. I added about 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract and some lemon zest to the sugar/shortening mix. Very delicious!

Sep 17, 2007

LOVE these! I used 1/2 ww flour as I do with all my cookies. Perfect recipe for a heavenly cookie. Figs forever :o)

Jul 24, 2008

These cookies are yummy good. They are very much on the moist cakelike side for sure..I used 1/2 the cloves called for and replaced other half with cinnamon. My friend came over and i said have a cookie and she said,"Oh i don't do figs". I said just try it, she preceeded to eat several more and then a few more after that.


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  • Calories
  • 176 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 166 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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