Figs, Figs, FIGS….. FIG COOKIES!!!!! They are new to my palette and I LOVE them. These cookies are so wonderfully light, with a hint of sweetness. I truly enjoy the texture of them as well. Figs have a soft “meat” that is peppered with tiny seeds that give it a nice crunch. I searched Pinterest for any and all recipes that involved figs…<!–more–> I found recipes that were sweet and recipes that were savory. I want to try them all, but figs are not available for a long period of time here in Missouri.
I came across a fig recipe that included mini goat cheese tarts drizzled in honey and topped with figs and I REALLY wanted to make it, but I didn’t have goat cheese and driving five minutes to the store is just not going to happen…. I mean it’s soooooooo far….uuuggghhhhh.. kidding, I was being lazy.
So I came across this cookie recipe that looked amazing. These fig cookies were described as a traditional Italian cookie (very different from a Fig Newton). Apparently there are a couple of different ways to make this traditional Italian cookie and the one I made strays a bit from tradition. All in all, the cookie was AMAZING! It reminded me of Christmas time and that is my favorite time of year. I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW… “it’s September”, you say, “don’t even murmur the word Christmas”……… I can hear you all yelling at me.. haha. But I had to say it, because it’s the truth. However, if you make this, I just know you will agree with me! You know you love the holidays… just admit it.. no shame!
I really suggest you make this cookie now because you will not find fresh figs in December, in Missouri. Do it, you won’t regret it!!!
I hope you make these fig cookies now and enjoy eating the cookies as much as my family did!!
As my Grandma Bonita would say…….. Bye for now.
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