Fig Oatmeal Cookies

Serves: 12

   1/4 cup packed brown sugar
   1/2 cup agave
   1/3 cup dried figs
   2/3 cup butter
   2 eggs
   1 teaspoon baking soda
   1/2 teaspoon salt
   1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
   1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
   2 tablespoons ground dried figs
   1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
   1 1/2 cups flour
   1 1/3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
   1/2 cup finely chopped nuts

Fig Oatmeal Cookies is from the Cook'n with Agave collection.

In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, agave, dried figs and butter until creamy, about 3-5 minutes. Add eggs to creamed ingredients and beat until well blended. In a separate bowl, blend baking soda, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, ground figs and nutmeg thoroughly, and add to creamed mixture. Add flour, oatmeal, and nuts (optional) and mix 2 minutes on low speed, then 3 minutes on medium speed. Drop by spoonfuls on greased sheet and bake at 350F. for 10-15 minutes according to preference of softer or crunchier cookie. For no sugar variation: substitute 1/4 cup white grape concentrate or apple concentrate for brown sugar. To reduce cholesterol use 6 tablespoons egg substitute for the 2 eggs.