OK people. You know these cookies are good when Hannah eats THREE of them.
I found some figs at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago, and they’ve been sitting on my counter looking a bit forlorn. Today I had a hankering for cookies, so I thought I should try to do some fig newton-like cookies. I love them.
Oven @ 350.
1 1/2 C almond flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 C coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp applesauce
10 dried figs (I used Trader Joe’s Turkish Smyrna Figs)
1/3 C apple sauce
Combine dry ingredients and then the wet; then combine both together to make the cookie dough. Then, put the fig topping ingredients in the food processor and combine until smooth-ish. The figs will have those lovely crunchy seeds that do not incorporate, but that’s ok. Those crunchy seed things are what make the figs so delightful.
Then, take a teaspoon full of dough and about half as much fig mash, and moosh and roll them together. Press the moosh into a cookie shape and place on parchment paper.
Bake for 15 minutes on parchment. (I also used one of those no-burn baking pans.)
The result is kind of an opposite-fig-newton, in that the fig should coat the outside of the cookie. Also, I had about 1/4 C of the fig mash leftover. You probably will too, unless you manage to do a better job of matching cookie-to-fruit ratio than I did.