Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Figs

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Celebrate figs in this oatmeal cookie recipe with dried figs for added natural sweetness, flavor and dried fruit texture. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 

Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Figs
Photo: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Yield:
30 3-inch cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or sea salt

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 2 cups dried figs, cut into quarters or 6 pieces

Directions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the oats. Set aside.

  2. In a mixer, beat together the butter and brown sugar until well combined, about 1 minute. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Stir the dried figs into the batter. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour or up to overnight (the dough can also be pre-scooped and frozen for future use).

  3. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a couple sheet pans with parchment paper. Scoop the heaping tablespoon sized portions of the dough onto the lined sheet pans, spacing them about 1 1/2-inches apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned. Let them cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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