Fresh Fig and Walnut Cookies


A yummy, moist cookie made with fresh figs. So good you can't stop at one. These also freeze well.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
42 cookies


  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening (such as Crisco®)

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 4 large eggs

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons ground cloves

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 ½ cups chopped fresh figs

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.

  2. Cream sugar, shortening, and vanilla together in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

  3. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, and salt together in a separate bowl. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until blended; mixture will be a little dry. Stir in figs and walnuts; mixture will get added moisture from the figs. Use a medium cookie scoop to drop spoonfuls of batter onto the prepared cookie sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges start to brown, 12 to 13 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat to scoop and bake remaining batches.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

157 Calories
7g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 42
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 55mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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