Figgy cookies sandwich…

by Sunita on September 10, 2007

It’s official! Autumn is here! Waking up during the weekend, I found the backyard strewn with quite a lot of these…
they have had a very short span of life this year indeed. The sun seems to be straining to heat this part of the world. The autumnal chill has been in the air for quite some time now. Not that I’m complaining… for every season has it’s own beauty. So now, I’m really looking forward to the ’season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’, as Keats would have said.

Fig is an autumn harvest, so, on the kitchen front, mine was filled with the aroma of these soft and sticky figgy cookie sandwiches. The cookies were soft to the bite, which can be had on their own or in the manner of these sandwiches…either way, delicious. Not to forget, the happy crackling ( due to the seeds) that accompanies figs.

What’s needed for the cookies-

2C dried figs, chopped
1 tblsp honey
1/4 C water
2-3 tblsp olive oil
1 and 1/2 C milk
1 C plain flour
1/3 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder

How to-

  1. In a bowl, place the figs, water, honey and oil.
  2. Cover lightly and microwave the above for 4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
  3. Mix the baking powder and baking soda to the flour.
  4. Pre-heat the oven at 160 deg cel.
  5. Grease a baking tray.
  6. Add the fig mixture and the flour mixture to a blender along with the milk and bring everything together in one smooth mix.
  7. Place small tspn fulls on the greased baking tray, a little apart from each other.
  8. Bake in the centre of the pre-heated oven for 16-18 minutes.
  9. Remove the tray from the oven and flatten them with the palm of your hand. Be careful, we don’t want any burns here :)
  10. Return the tray to the oven and bake for a further 16-18 minutes.
  11. Remove the tray from the oven and leave the cookies in the tray for a couple of minutes.
  12. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before storing in air-tight containers.

They taste good even at this stage, but if you’re in the mood for a treat, then do the following for a cookie sandwich-

  1. Scoop the seeds of 3-4 dried figs and place to a bowl along with 100 gms of white chocolate.
  2. Microwave the above till the chocolate melts.
  3. Add 2 tblsps of butter, and make a nice smooth paste.
  4. Place little dollops of this mixture on a the flattened side of a cookie and place that of another cookie on top. This filling is enough for 10 cookie sandwiches

There! The figgy, cookie sandwiches are ready to be tucked into. Another version of figgy cookies can be found here. I’m sending them over to Ivonne as an entry for SHF #35

Pick your’s…this one’s mine :)

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{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Deborah September 10, 2007 at 4:44 pm

These look like tasty little cookies!

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2 Sandeepa September 10, 2007 at 4:45 pm

Lovely cookies and that’s a beautiful hand holding it :)

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3 sunita September 10, 2007 at 5:12 pm

deborah, they were indeed soft and tasty.

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4 sunita September 10, 2007 at 5:13 pm

sandeepa, thanks…those hands were the only ones available at that time:)

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5 Sirisha Kilambi September 10, 2007 at 6:00 pm

Sunita…Nice post dear :-) the figgy cookies look yummmm….. and as Sandeepa said,the hands holding them were beautiful :-)

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6 sunita September 10, 2007 at 6:32 pm

sirisha, thanks…they did come out well…as for the hands…(blush)

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7 Sreelu September 10, 2007 at 7:53 pm

Sunitha,

so yum, hey like the pic with your hand, cool idea

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8 Asha September 10, 2007 at 8:03 pm

Hello hand model!!:D

Our Fall starts in 6 weeks. Cookies look soft and yum.

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9 sunita September 10, 2007 at 8:07 pm

sreelu, thanks…glad you dropped by :)

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10 sunita September 10, 2007 at 8:08 pm

Asha, hand model indeed:DDDDDD…omg, my sides are really splitting:D

…it’s really nice to have you back…I can’t stop :D

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11 Anh September 10, 2007 at 10:02 pm

Simple yet so delicious cookies! Love them.

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12 TBC September 10, 2007 at 10:06 pm

They look so soft & chewy.
lol at Asha’s comment:-)

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13 Ivonne September 10, 2007 at 10:25 pm

Sunita,

Would you mind sending me a box full of those?

No. Wait. How about a truck load?

They look mouthwatering!

Thanks so much for taking part in SHF #35!

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14 bee September 10, 2007 at 10:44 pm

do you have any idea how much i love figs and how much i wanna grab that cookie from your hand?

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15 musical September 10, 2007 at 11:17 pm

Yes, yes, that crackle under the teeth! Love these cookie sandwiches, Sunita! Would be yummy with tea or coffee :) .

i am still enjoying Asha’s cute comment :-D .

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16 Richa September 10, 2007 at 11:51 pm

cookies look soooo tempting, would love to make them asap :) btw, why do u flatten & re-bake, sorry, not being much of a baker i’m not sure about it. keep such fig recipes coming…. :)

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17 Roopa September 11, 2007 at 1:22 am

lovely yummy cookies suni, you have become a baking queen :)

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18 Jaya Dixit September 11, 2007 at 1:23 am

Sunita, one of the things I love best about these little sandwiches is how small they actually look when you include a hand for scale! Playing 20hrs of sports a week as a university athlete means practicing sound nutrition, but on the weekends I try to indulge in 1 or 2 treats. This recipe is definitely being added to my weekend treats agenda!

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19 Cynthia September 11, 2007 at 1:28 am

I’d like to book that hand model for some food pics :) I like the name of your sandwiches, sounds so whimsical : figgy :)

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20 Savithri September 11, 2007 at 1:32 am

Those cookies look lovely (as does the beautifully manicured hand!) :)

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21 Sig September 11, 2007 at 6:19 am

oh man… those cute figgy sandwiches are making me drool…

And handmodel indeed Sunita… beautiful hands :) if you ever get tired of foodblogging, there is your alternate hobby ;)

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22 sunita September 11, 2007 at 8:43 am

anh, they are simple indeed…glad you dropped by :)

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23 sunita September 11, 2007 at 8:44 am

tbc, they are indeed soft and chewy…not of the crispy kind at all…I was lol at the same :)

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24 sunita September 11, 2007 at 8:46 am

Ivonne, glad you liked them…as for the truckload, our next door neighbour has a monster truck( his showpiece)..maybe I could send you some in these:D…as for shf, I’m always ready for a sugar high :)

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25 sunita September 11, 2007 at 8:47 am

bee, I too love figs…so go on..grab it :)

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26 sunita September 11, 2007 at 8:50 am

musical, they do crackle all the way indeed… they would probably be nice with tea or coffee…I said ‘probably’, cos I don’t drink either of them :) …do you think I’m crazy? :-D

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27 Raaga September 11, 2007 at 8:55 am

Very beautiful cookies and you have pretty hands… I’d never allow my hands to be photographed :-) That should tell you what they might look like.

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28 sunita September 11, 2007 at 8:55 am

richa, glad you like them…when you drop tspnfuls of the mixture onto the sheet, it’s a bit difficult to flatten nor shape them as the mixture is quite sticky; moreover, they do not spread that much while baking…so when they are half cooked, they are easier to handle and can be shaped a bit and baked evenly…hope that answers your querry and you bake them asap :D

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29 sunita September 11, 2007 at 8:58 am

roopa, thanks…nice to have you over:)

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30 sunita September 11, 2007 at 9:02 am

jaya, the best bit about these cookies is that you don’t need any extra sugar…in fact I’ve realised that even the honey can be easily omitted…of course the filling is a bit on the fatty side, but they taste good on their own without it as well.

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31 sunita September 11, 2007 at 9:04 am

cynthia, for you, the hand model is always available:)as for ‘figgy’, I love to add ‘y’s to names…remember’ cuminy’:)

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32 sunita September 11, 2007 at 9:05 am

savithri, thanks…nice to have you over…

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33 sunita September 11, 2007 at 9:08 am

Sig, drool as much as you like :) … as for the alternate hobby, I think it will have to wait for quite some time…till then, I’m happy with foodblogging :)

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34 sunita September 11, 2007 at 9:09 am

raaga, thanks… but you do let your pretty face be photographed :) …ever wondered why mine hasn’t been :-D

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35 Nags September 11, 2007 at 12:00 pm

awesome!!! i shud really hone my baking skills too :)

and may i say you have very pretty hands :D

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36 sunita September 11, 2007 at 12:42 pm

nags,thanks…but you are a skillful lady:)

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37 Mishmash ! September 11, 2007 at 3:20 pm

Autumn is my fav season too!!! Nature clad in its own luxurious fireworks, i should say! Simple cookies ina beautiful hand :)

Shn

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38 Priya September 11, 2007 at 3:27 pm

lovely presentation of the cookies..how i want to eat them… :)

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39 sunita September 11, 2007 at 3:58 pm

shn, I too love the explosion of colours that this season brings…while you’re here, grab a cookie.

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40 sunita September 11, 2007 at 3:59 pm

priya, thanks…wish I could pass some over to you…till then, enjoy the virtual treat :)

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41 Vcuisine September 12, 2007 at 11:19 am

Lovely cookies Sunita. Nice to see your fingers :) Viji

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42 sunita September 12, 2007 at 11:48 am

Viji, thanks…we did enjoy the cookies :)

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43 Peabody September 13, 2007 at 4:50 am

You should have entered these for SHF this month…the theme is figs.

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44 sunita September 13, 2007 at 4:28 pm

peabody, thanks but I already have :)

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45 Susan September 18, 2007 at 10:13 am

Figgy. I “think” someone’s living in the UK. : ) Lovely treats, Sunita, with equally lovely photos to prove it.

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46 sunita September 19, 2007 at 11:23 am

Susan, thanks and yes, someone is indeed living in the UK :)

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47 Padma September 26, 2007 at 1:28 pm

I am damn sure your kids must loved it totally…your hand looks lovely too!

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48 sunita September 26, 2007 at 5:37 pm

padma, thanks and glad you dropped by :)

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