Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chewy Peanut Butter and Fig Cookies

Chewy, figgy, peanut buttery. These cookies have it all. You may think that fig preserves and peanut butter in cookie form do not really go together, but you would be surprised. I initially got the idea here. The cookies take the childhood pb&j combo to a more sophisticated level. And it's in dessert form. Enough said...

chewy peanut butter and fig oatmeal cookies (3)
Chewy Peanut Butter and Fig Oatmeal Cookies
makes 30 cookies
1 1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
¾ cup flour
¼ cup corn starch
½ tsp salt
¾ tsp baking soda
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup peanut butter
¼ cup applesauce
1 large egg
½ cup fig preserves
Using a high speed blender, blend 1 cup of the oats into a flour. Mix together the corn starch, flour, oatflour, oats, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Cream together the peanut butter, sugars, butter, applesauce, and egg in the blender. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until a somewhat dry and crumbly dough has formed. Add in the fig preserves. I had to stir them into the dough by hand. (Be prepared to get a little messy. Cover and refrigerate the dough for one hour. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Oil a large cookie sheet. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough at a time and space them 2” apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes before removing to cooling racks to cool completely.

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