Peanut Butter Fig Crunchies - Dee Dee's

Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

I didn't really start baking/cooking until I was on my own in the early 70's. I spent a lot of time on the phone with my mom and dad letting them walk me through as I learned to cook over the phone.

That wasn't the only source of help I had, my sister in law gave me my 1st set of cookbooks and that 's where I found the original version of this recipe. This is the first cookie I ever baked and it remains my all time favorite!

A little crunchy on the outside, a nice fruity soft inside and let's not forget that wonderful peanut butter flavor!


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Serves:

8 dozen

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3/4 c
butter or margarine, softened
3/4 c
sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar
2/3 c
peanut butter
1
egg, slightly beaten
1 c
california dried figs, chopped
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper (optional)the pepper will open the palate which will make the components of this cookie more pronounced.
1/2 c
additional sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2
Cream butter and both sugars; blend in peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. Add sifted flour, soda, salt, cayenne pepper and figs; mix well.
3
Form into small balls; roll in additional sugar. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 375º for 10 – 12 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #peanut, #butter, #figs