Peanut Butter Fig Crunchies - Dee Dee's

Diane Atherton


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!


★★★★★ 2 votes

8 dozen
10 Min
10 Min


  • 3/4 c
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 c
  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 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

How to Make Peanut Butter Fig Crunchies - Dee Dee's


  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.

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About Peanut Butter Fig Crunchies - Dee Dee's

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

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