December 17, 2010

Eggless Fig cookies- using fresh figs

I think it gets little difficult to get back to blogging after a break, however short it is. I was out of station for the
first half of December. And before I realise, the New Year will be here. Time surely flies. Few days with my family was very relaxing. Enjoyed to the hilt, especially the shopping with my sister. Only two of us went and shopped till both of us could not carry any more.

I wanted to make this post just before I left, but couldn't. After the jam with fresh figs, my next was to bake with them. On searching the net, I came across various baking recipes and decided to go for the Italian fig cookies recipe. Do drop by the site to see the orginal recipe and the ingredient substitutions given. I have made few changes to the recipe. Here it is

You need
  • All purpose flour/Maida - 1 cup
  • Wheat flour/Atta - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Oil - 1/2 cup
  • Milk- 1/3 cup
  • Baking soda - 1 tspn
  • Baking powder - 1 tspn
  • Salt - 1/2 tspn
  • Powdered cloves - 1/2 tspn
  • Fresh figs, chopped - 1 cup
  • Almonds, chopped - 1/2 cup


Cream oil and sugar. Add milk to it.

Sieve both flours, salt, baking soda, baking powder into a bowl. Fold in the dry ingredients into the wet mix.  Mix in the figs and nuts.  

Drop tablespoonfuls to a greased cookie sheet. Don't get tempted to spread the dough. It spread on its own. Leave enough space for it to spread.

Bake at 175 C for 25 minutes, till the top turns golden brown. This measurement yields 24 nos. The cookies with fresh figs had a crisp crust with a moist inside.   I cannot say about the shelf life beyond three days, since it was all gone by then.


  1. Hey,

    Lovely and healthy cookies with figs...:)


  2. Oooohhkkk you have been having a good time with the figs I see....Combining a fruit in to a cookie is always a good thing as the taste really comes through. Here you have the choppedd figs that I see have baked well in the cookie...I simply love them!!!


  3. Like figs cookies, never used fresh figs b'4...but I am sure its great:)

  4. Mouthwatering Cookies... I love figs.. though hvn't eaten fresh ones! Bookmarked!

  5. Woww fantastic,never tries using fresh figs in cookies, looks superb..

  6. I love shopping with sibblings, hehe would be so fun...
    Fig cookies sounds good and tasty!

  7. this must be a healthy , tasty cookies :)

  8. I love figs too...These must be quite a treat!

  9. love figs and these are unique in every way...must have tasted awesome with lots of crunch.

  10. Thanks for this, I love figs.., I am going to make it soon!

  11. Dear Jayasree,
    I went through your blog which is very interesting with so many recipe add variety to my cooking i too would like to go for purchasing an oven. we are veg with 4 members in our family.i would like to bake cookies breads naans cakes etc. could you suggest which one i shd go for-otg or convection?What capacity and features i shd look for.kindly reply


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