Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fresh Fig Cookies

So our Fig tree has been producing dozens of little Figs and, for the life of me, I didn't know what to do with them...not enough for preserves, too many for a salad.  So, I decided to bake.  I'm really glad I stumbled upon this recipe.  These cookies are really good.

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup chopped fresh figs
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  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.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 155 | Total Fat: 6.1g | Cholesterol: 12mg

**Recipe found on


Scribbler said...

The fig cookies look good. A few years ago I went on a quest for fig recipes, and found several I like. One of my faves is fib cobbler -- and it has a crust made with sharp cheddar. I will post this later this summer when the figs come in.

Thanks for being a fan of my blog -- sometimes I wonder if anyone is reading!

Marguerite said...

Love figs and these cookies look fab! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend, cher!

TJG said...

Nice blog! I'm loving the nutritional info. Most food- related bloggers doens't really seem to acknowledge the health aspects of eating :)