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Fresh Fig Cookies

My parents have a beautiful fig tree in their yard and around this time every year, it fills up with figs.  I came across this recipe when looking for ways to use them fresh, other than in preserves or gobbling them whole.  These cookies are nice and moist due to the figs' water content.  The original recipe was not vegan so I made some adjustments and tweaked it here and there.  With the flax seed and walnuts, they pack a nice omega 3 punch!

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup vegan margarine softened

1 tbsp. ground flax seed

3 tbsp. water

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. In a small bowl or food processor, blend ground flax seed and water until creamy.

3. In a large bowl, cream sugar and margarine and add flax seed mixture.

4. Sift dry ingredients and blend with creamed mixture.  Fold in figs and walnuts.

5. Drop by spoonfuls on a greased or non-stick cookie sheet.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

6. Let cool for a minute, then transfer to a cooling rack.

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  1. pftsusan
    #1. Don't forget to vote for yourself.
    1. Kate Noel
      Kate Noel
      Haha! I didn't know I could! Thanks for filling me in. :)
  2. Carolyn
    Vote #3 Kate Noel! I hope to see you voting on articles by various contributors and continuing to post articles in the future!
    1. Akanksha
      Like! Like! Yeah its good to interact..I love to read comments on my blogs because they help me understand how people from different parts of the world feel, think and look at things. Share your thoughts with us... You can start with my latest post ;-)
    2. Kate Noel
      Kate Noel
      Thanks! You'll definitely see me posting more articles and commenting on blogs! This is a great place to read others thoughts about being vegetarian/vegan or those who are curious.
  3. SnakeWitch
    Welcome! And great recipe! Voted! I just wrote a piece, How to Use Tofu as Dairy and Egg Replacement, and you can check it out too!
    1. Kate Noel
      Kate Noel
      Thanks! I will check out your post, too!
  4. Akanksha
    Yumm...I love fresh fruits!
    1. Kate Noel
      Kate Noel
      Aren't they the best?! :)
      1. Akanksha
        I always advocate fresh fruits and vegetables. The are not even comparable to frozen ones!
  5. kristo
    I want your parents fig tree!!! voted :)
    1. Kate Noel
      Kate Noel
      Thanks Kristo, so do I! I tried to plant one in my yard but it must not have liked it there. It died, unfortunately. My parents tree must be in just the right spot because it is flourishing!
  6. Veganara
    Vote no 6. They sound mouthwateringly good, and how inventive, using fresh figs in cookies! Figs might work in my Breakfast Shake recipe that I have just posted too. Have a look at that, and if you like it, please vote!
    1. Kate Noel
      Kate Noel
      Thanks! I don't see many recipes using fresh figs. Many use dried. I will check out your post!
  7. Roopam
    sounds yummy.. i should try this one...voted!
    1. Kate Noel
      Kate Noel
      Thank you, Roopam! Let me know what you think when and if you make them.
  8. parneesha211
    Looks like a yummy recipe!!
    1. Kate Noel
      Kate Noel
      Thank you!


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