Until recently the only time I believe I had ever eaten a fig was when it was in a Fig Newton I had never tried them just on their own. I have always seen recipes where people had baked them so that’s what inspired me to pair them up with some roasted beets awhile back. I fell in love (swoon). I love their sweetness and chewy texture and their overall presentantion when baked up to golden goodness.
I believe figs are one of those fruits that are often misunderstood and very much looked over. If you asked most people what a fig was they would refer to the newton or the line in the Christmas song “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” That was me just up until a few weeks ago but now I am prepared to get Figgy with it.
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup spelt flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup sucanat or light brown sugar
1/4 cup organic granulated sugar
3/4 cup Earth Balance (softened)
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 chia eggs ( 1 Tbsp chia ground chia seeds to 1/4 cup water per egg)
Pre- heat oven to 375
Beat Earth Balance,sugars.vanilla and chia eggs until well combined.
Whisk together flours, salt and baking powder.
Add wet ingredients into dry and mix well.
Scoop out into mounds and try to create an indention in each cookie and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
When cookies have cooled fill centers with fig filling.
About 1 1/4 cup dried figs
1/4 cup orange juice
1 Tbsp pre maple syrup
Process in a blender or processor until smooth texture forms.
Next time I make these I will probably make them more bite size but these are so good It makes a great Christmas time cookie. Don’t you wish they had a smell app for your computer ?
Have a good one !