Apricot Fig Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe by Barb G.
READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 5 dozen




  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Make filling: cut stems from figs, pulse figs in food processor until coarsely chopped, add walnuts and pulse until both are finely chopped; Transfer to bowl and stir in remaining filling ingredients.
  • Make dough: Beat butter, brown sugar, egg yolk and vanilla in mixing bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy; at low speed, beat in flour just until blended, gather dough into a ball in bowl.
  • Spread sugar on a plate,Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar; place balls 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets; flatten slightly.
  • Press a 3/4-inch wide indentation in center of each with thumb; fill each with a rounded 1/2 teaspoon of filling; bake until edges are golden, 10 minutes; cool on wire racks.