Apple-Fig Cookie with Caramel Icing Drizzle

[recipe title="Apple Fig Cookies" servings="6-8" time="1hr" difficulty="easy"]

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp of vanilla
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of cloves
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg (I used freshly grated nutmeg)
  • 2 granny smith apples peeled and grated (should equal 1 cup -1 1/4 cups)
  • 1 cup of finely chopped dried figs

Directions:

First off,  turn your oven on to 400 degrees F. Beat the butter, sugar, and egg until smooth. Add the vanilla and the grated apples till combined. Stir together the dry ingredients (flour, salt and spices) and add them to the wet ingredients. Lastly add your figs and stir just until the ingredients come together.   Over stirring will = tough cookies. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Cook for 10 min. Allow to cool to room temperature on a rack before adding the icing.

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[recipe title="Caramel Icing" servings="6-8" time="15min" difficulty="easy"]

Caramel Icing:

  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tbsp of cream
  • 1 cup of icing sugar

Directions:

In a small saucepan brown the butter until a medium golden color. Off heat add the vanilla and cream. Whisk in the icing sugar and stir till smooth. Drizzle over cooled apple cookies.

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