One of my wife’s coworkers brought her a big basket of ripe figs. When I saw them, I went right to work looking for a fig cookie recipe. Most are for filled cookies, like Fig Newtons. They usually call for dried figs. I had to look for a while to find one that called for fresh figs and looked like something I would like. These are moist and very tasty but not really very figgy.
1 cup butter, softened
¼ cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1½ cups white sugar
¾ tablespoon vanilla
3 cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
11 tablespoons cocoa
½ cup fig nuggets*
12 ounces chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cover baking sheets with parchment.
Sift together flour, soda, salt and cocoa. Set aside.
Cream together butter, shortening and sugars.
Add vanilla and eggs. Mix until well blended.
Fold in figs and chocolate chips.
Scoop in 2 tablespoon balls on prepared baking sheets.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes until just set. Do not over-bake. Cookies will be soft and appear not to be done.
Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting or glaze. **
* I have no idea what “fig nuggets” are. Do you get them from McDonald’s? I just cut up ripe figs and folded them in.
** They really do not need any frosting or glaze but I am sure they would be great frosted.
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