A good moist cookie.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • Cream sugar and shortening and add beaten egg.

  • Sift dry ingredients and blend with creamed mixture. Fold in figs and nuts.

  • Drop by spoonfuls on greased sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; 8.3 g total fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 166 mg sodium. 24 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2008
Great fig recipe although I changed a few things. I omitted the cloves. Also Instead of using walnuts I used pecans. I made the first batch into fairly large cookies. They were very cake like. The second batch I made a lot smaller they were perfect. Definitely will make these again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2003
Good use for leftover fresh figs. The dough didn't really come together until the figs were added. Very moist but honestly figs aren't in the same category as chocolate chip cookies for me. For a fig cookie though I say give it a try. Read More
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125 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 61
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2008
Great fig recipe although I changed a few things. I omitted the cloves. Also Instead of using walnuts I used pecans. I made the first batch into fairly large cookies. They were very cake like. The second batch I made a lot smaller they were perfect. Definitely will make these again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2008
Great fig recipe although I changed a few things. I omitted the cloves. Also Instead of using walnuts I used pecans. I made the first batch into fairly large cookies. They were very cake like. The second batch I made a lot smaller they were perfect. Definitely will make these again! Read More
(153)
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2010
Made these twice now and both times they came out completely different. The only change is I didn't put the cloves in. I'm thinking next time I will add some oatmeal as the dough still seems too gooey. They need something to thicken them up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2007
These are very good. Very soft and cake like. If I do make these again I'll put in a small cake pan. I didn't have any cloves so I had to omit. I did put in 1/2 tsp vanilla. Now I just have to hope my neighbor gives me more figs! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2008
Yum! Good soft cookie. I substituted cinnamon for clove and used butter instead of shortening. It was almost like a chewy oatmeal cookie. Great use for fresh figs! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2007
This cookie is SO good! It is moist and sweet. It's almost cake like. I was a little worried after step 3 before the figs were added. The batter looked too dry. I made one slight change. I added about 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract and some lemon zest to the sugar/shortening mix. Very delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2007
LOVE these! I used 1/2 ww flour as I do with all my cookies. Perfect recipe for a heavenly cookie. Figs forever:o) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2008
These cookies are yummy good. They are very much on the moist cakelike side for sure..I used 1/2 the cloves called for and replaced other half with cinnamon. My friend came over and i said have a cookie and she said "Oh i don't do figs". I said just try it she preceeded to eat several more and then a few more after that. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2004
I have limited experience with figs (meaning I've eaten only fig bars from the store) so I was a little skeptical of this recipe. However it was easy to prepare and made an attractive cookie with an interesting texture. I don't like cloves so I used ground cinnamon instead. I didn't really taste the figs so much but the walnuts gave them great crunch. My three-year-old and one-year-old both came back for more! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2003
Good use for leftover fresh figs. The dough didn't really come together until the figs were added. Very moist but honestly figs aren't in the same category as chocolate chip cookies for me. For a fig cookie though I say give it a try. Read More
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