Fig newtons used to be a favorite of mine! I know it wasn’t the most popular cookie choice but I loved them. My hubby brought some yummy dried figs home from a farmers market by his work so I decided fig cookies were in order!
Back in my early/mid-twenties, a popular fig newton company came up with a fat free version – so you can imagine how excited I was because at the time, eating fat free was helping me stay fit and healthy! (SARCASM!) But in all honesty, I stocked up on these little fat free newtons as it would actually take place as a meal from time to time. Yep….I was “that girl”! But as I grew out of that fat free (unhealthy) stage, I knew those newtons had to go. And believe me, it was hard walking down that grocery aisle and not want to give into the urge of getting them – just one more time!
To get the fig newton “fix”, I would just buy the dried figs and grab a couple to munch as a little treat. It honestly served the purpose. But when hubby came home with these, I felt like we needed an even better treat and I was just too lazy to create a recipe that would allow me to roll out the dough and fill them with figs…..so these little guys happened. I just mixed my fig mixture, right in with the cookie dough – and bam! DEEEELISH!
It’s super easy and if you love fig newtons, you will love these! And guess what? Tho they are a treat, they aren’t filled with the crud you’ll find in the popular newtons at the store. Happy eating!
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup hazelnut flour
- 1/2 cup fig mixture*
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp brown butter
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- *Fig Mixture
- 1 1/2 cup dried figs, cut off stems
- 2 tbsp honey
- Dash of salt
- In a food processor, combine the *Fig Mixture ingredients until you've got a thick paste.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix the 2 flours together and set aside.
- In a standing mixer, add the rest of the ingredient from coconut sugar, down...as well as the fig mixture. Once all is incorporated, add your flours slowly until combined.
- Using a small scooper, place cookie dough balls into parchment lined cookie sheet ....they will not spread so carefully flatten a bit, with the back of a spoon (I use a little water to swipe on back spoon so it doesn't stick to dough).
- Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes