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Fig cookies

Published: August 8, 2022 at 4:37 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Makes 10

These pretty oat cookies, topped with fanned-out fig slices, are easy to make and only take 25 minutes to whip up – ideal for feeding last-minute visitors

Nutrition: Per cookie

Bake a batch of these pretty fig oatmeal cookies, then check out our banana oat cookies, porridge oat cookies and more healthy oat recipes. Also make the most of this autumnal fruit in our fig cake, fig tart with brandy cream and more fig recipes.


  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 150g soft light brown sugar
  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp whole milk
  • 8 black figs, halved lengthways


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Tip the butter and sugar into a bowl, and use electric beaters to whisk until really light and fluffy. Add the flour, oats, baking powder, bicarb and ½ tsp of fine salt, and mix together. Add the milk.

  • STEP 2

    Take each fig half and use a sharp knife to cut thin slices along the length from the stalk end, but not all the way from the top, so that the slices stay together and can be fanned out.

  • STEP 3

    Roll the cookies into balls, put onto a baking tray lined with baking paper, then squash each top slightly so it’s large enough for a fig half to fit. Put the fig halves, cut-side up, onto each cookie. Bake for 12-15 mins or until lightly browned at the edges.

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