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Got to many fresh figs?

Old 06-25-2018, 07:03 AM
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Default Got to many fresh figs?

A friend of mine has a huge fig tree with hundreds of figs on it & they keep ripening daily. She gave me a big bag of them last Thursday & it was to much for DH & I to eat so I found this cookie recipe on Allrecipes.com

I read the reviews & changed it up some according to others suggestions. It's a really, really yummy recipe & even if you don't like figs, the cookies don't taste like figs. They are a "cake" like cookie...very soft & will stick together if you stack them before waiting for them to cool completely. Even then, stack them lightly. Since I couldn't use up all the figs, I went ahead & smashed them up & froze them in 1 cup bags for future cookies. I have a little Magic Bullet & I used that to smash them up in.

I think you could use this same recipe for a cake also. I think it would be awesome with some cream cheese/powdered sugar frosting.

Fresh Fig Cookies
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 beaten egg
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup fresh figs (smashed)
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 deg.
Cream sugar & butter & vanilla. Add beaten egg.
Blend flour, soda, baking powder, & cinnamon with creamed mixture.
Fold in figs & nuts.
Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased (or parchment papered) cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Makes about 4 1/2 doz. small cookies.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:17 AM
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Sounds yummy, but don't have a fig tree. Price of figs here is pricey.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:50 AM
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My friend said as long as her tree keeps producing we can have as many as we want. I have a Food Saver system that sucks the air out of bags for you to freeze foods. Since the figs are so juicy after I smash them up I just freeze the one cup amounts in a small plastic container first. After they are frozen, I take them out of the plastic container & run the frozen figs through the Food Saver & they will store for years like that.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:37 AM
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That does sound yummy. I love fig newtons, so I would definitely be willing to try another kind of fig cookie :-)
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:57 AM
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oh that does sound good. we used to have a dog when I was young and he loved figs!
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:35 PM
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My husbands Aunt in California had a fig tree in her yard. Oh how I loved those figs. No fig trees where we live, on the Western slope maybe.
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:37 AM
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My figs aren't ripe yet. My favorite way to keep them on hand until winter is to pickle them. I got the recipe from the Ball Canning book. They are a lot like pickled peaches. I've made them with Splenda sometimes and they are still good.
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I don't have any recipes but you are so lucky! I love fresh figs and we rarely have them around here
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I make jelly out of mine, and add all manner of berries to the recipie to change it up. Very exotic flavor!
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Old 06-26-2018, 02:19 PM
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What a wonderful situation to be in - would happy to take some off your hands!
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