Chewy Fig Oatmeal Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 36 Cookies
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1/4 cup brown sugar -- firmly packed
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup dried figs -- ground and packed
2/3 cup margarine or butter
6 tablespoons egg substitute -- -or:
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons dried figs -- ground
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups quick rolled oatmeal
1/2 cup nuts -- finely ground

Preparation / Directions:

[NOTE: for a no sugar variation, substitute same amount of white grape juice concentrate or apple juice concentrate for brown sugar.] In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, honey, first quantity of figs and margarine until creamy, about 3-5 minutes. Add eggs to creamed ingredients and mix until well blended. In a separate bowl, blend baking soda, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, remaining figs, and nutmeg thoroughly, and add to creamed mixture. Add flour, oatmeal, and nuts (optional) and mix 2 minutes on low speed, then 3 minutes on medium speed. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 F for 10 to 15 minute according to preference of softer or crunchier cookies.


Nutritional Information:

64 Calories (kcal); 2g Total Fat; (23% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 10mg Cholesterol; 74mg Sodium

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