Fig, Walnut & White Chip Cookies
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 3 dozen
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dried figs, finely chopped
- 1 cup white baking chips, divided
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, cream, lemon peel and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in figs, 3/4 cup baking chips and walnuts. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350°. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake until bottoms are lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- In a microwave, melt remaining chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 132 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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Dec 23, 2017
These get a two from me because although they taste good, flavor isn't everything. I can get as good a taste from cookies that are far less complex, such as the anise scented fig date swirls. Also, they are overly sweet. Lastly, white chocolate chips do NOT melt and become runny enough to use as a striping glaze without added cream so you can make a gnache, and they don't say that in the recipe. The only reason I was able to figure that out is because I also make chocolate.
Aug 14, 2012