FIG OATMEAL COOKIES:
1 C dried figs, chopped 2 C four
2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon 2 C uncooked oatmeal
1/2 C chopped nuts 3/4 C shortening
1 C packed brown sugar 2 eggs
8 Tbs. “fig water”
Remove stems and chop 1 C figs, put in small bowl, cover with boiling water. Strain off water and reserve liquid. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, oatmeal, chopped nuts and drained figs in a bowl. In mixer, cream shortening, brown sugar together, add eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients alternately with “fig water” – dough will be sticky.
Spray pan, 1 Tbs. dough roll in ball and press lightly on pan. Bake at 350 for 8-10 min. or till lightly brown – NO NOT OVERBAKE – you want a soft cookie. Makes 3 doz.
These are really good! Do you like figs? I love Fig Newtons.