Easy and Fabulous Fig Cookies with Brown Sugar and Honey

Easy and Fabulous Fig Cookies with Brown Sugar and Honey

These fig cookies are so yummy. Combine creamy fig jam or very ripe figs with brown sugar, honey and coconut oil and you have these amazing cookies! With only 7 ingredients and 10 minutes to bake, they’re also super quick and easy. They’re deliciously chewy and doughy inside and have a great flavor from the figs that makes this the perfect fig cookie recipe.

Inspiration and thoughts

Really these cookies should be named “Mom’s fabulous fig cookies” because this recipe is inspired by my mom and her love of figs.  I love figs too, specifically green figs.  They’re the best and better than purple figs in my opinion.  My parents have multiple fig trees in their yard, all coming from a branch of my grandmother’s fig tree.  We all love figs, but even more so because of this and how the fig trees remind us of her memory.  She was a wonderful grandmother and we were very close to her, and she was an amazing cook.  And, my middle name was given to me after my grandmother’s name, Star (yep! Stacy Star. I love it).  These are some photos of our fig tree, also featuring my brother’s dog, Bear, who we all love and who is known to steal a fig or two right from the tree! (he’s so cute). 

fig tree with bear

fig tree up close figs

 

Every August through September I look forward to fresh green figs from my parents house whenever I visit.  At the end of the season my mom will make jam out of all of the remaining figs.  Fresh figs are the best, but I also love fig jam and anything fig-related.  I always bring back a ton of green figs to San Diego, and then when I visit home again I take back more jam. Thanks mom!

 

figs in bowlfig jam overview

How it’s made, notes

This will be short – short and sweet.  Preheat your oven to 350F and prepare two large baking sheets.  

fig cookies with figs

Now to mix up the cookie dough!  Add first the flour, baking soda and brown sugar and mix together by hand or with a stand mixer.  Then add the remaining ingredients until combined.  A nice smooth, slightly sticky dough should form.  For the figs: you can either add fig jam or very ripe figs to these cookies.  I’ve made these cookies with both and both come out fabulous.  The key is that if you do use fresh figs, it is super important that they are very, very ripe so they will be nice and sweet.  

Roll the dough into 16 small dough balls and arrange them about an inch or two apart onto your baking sheets.  Top each ball with an extra pinch of brown sugar. Bake for 10-12 minutes – I prefer a doughier cookie so 10 minutes is perfect for me- and they’re done.  Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy! 

fig cookies inside on plate

featured image fig cookies up close

Easy and Fabulous Fig Cookies with Brown Sugar and Honey

These fig cookies are so yummy. Combine creamy fig jam or very ripe figs with brown sugar, honey and coconut oil and you have these amazing cookies! With only 7 ingredients and 10 minutes to bake, they're also super quick and easy. They're deliciously chewy and doughy inside and have a great flavor from the figs that makes this the perfect fig cookie recipe.
Course Dessert
Servings 16 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup fig jam or very ripe figs (I prefer fresh green figs or jam from green figs!; if you use fresh figs remove the skin)*

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare two baking sheets.
  • Add the flour, brown sugar and baking soda to a medium sized bowl and mix with a stand mixer or by hand.
  • Add the vanilla, honey, coconut oil and figs to the bowl and mix together until well combined.
  • Roll into about 16 small dough balls. Top each dough ball with a sprinkle of brown sugar.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

Notes

If you don't have fresh figs you can use any fig jam.  They will still be delicious.  Green figs are sweeter and in my opinion, more delicious than purple figs.  Either can be used in this recipe, but I always use and prefer green figs or green fig jam! 
If you use fresh figs, remove the skin first.  My favorite way is to cut off the tops then use a spoon to scoop out the sweet inside of the fruit.  
You can also substitute olive oil for the coconut oil but I've found that the coconut oil gives these cookies a much better flavor, especially mixed with the brown sugar.
Keyword brown sugar, coconut oil, dessert, easy, fig, healthy, honey, quick


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