Fig Smushed-Anise-Almond Cookies

Total Time
39mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 14 mins

Vegan cookies from Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease two baking sheets.
  2. Beat flaxseed vigorously with soy milk until frothy.
  3. Add sugar and oil and beat until emulsified.
  4. Mix in vanilla and anise extracts.
  5. Add 1 cup of flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
  6. Add remaining flour. fold in almonds.
  7. Loosely roll into golf-ball size balls and flatten to 2-inch diameter. Place on cookie sheet.
  8. Gently but firmly smush half a fig cut-side down into center of each cookie.
  9. Bake 12-14 minutes until fig is soft and bottom of cookie is golden brown. Tops won't brown much.
  10. remove from oven, cool 5 minutes, and transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.

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I was just thinking of posting this because I've fallen in love with these cookies - and found it already posted here. This is not my normal choice for a cookie, but I went out and bought some anise extract...and I'm so glad I did. The dough is quite oily, 2/3 a cup is quite a bit....but I didn't mess with it (yet). It's very easy dough to work with and I like to press them with the bottom of a glass dipped in water as the author describes in another cookie recipe. I made the pieces of fig quite a bit smaller so as to not scare off the little people in the house. I can't say they were a big hit with them, more of an adult cookie and that's just fine with me. :) Try em!

magpie diner November 10, 2009

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