Chewy Fig Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

1/4 c Brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c Honey
1/3 c Dried figs, ground & packed
2/3 c Margarine or butter
6 tb Egg substitute — -OR-
2 -Eggs
1 t Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/2 ts Vanilla
2 tb Dried figs, ground
1/4 ts Nutmeg
1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
1 1/3 c Quick rolled oatmeal
1/2 c Nuts, finely ground (opt.)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, honey, a first quantity of figs and margarine until creamy, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Add flour, oatmeal, and nuts (optional) and mix 2 minutes on low speed, then 3 minutes on medium speed.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 F for 10 to 15 minutes according to the preference of softer or crunchier cookies.

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