Remember the ol' fig cookies you ate at your grandma's house growing up? Well here are a few of the main ingredients in them:
You will need:
2.5 oz of dried figs
3.5 tbsp Nutiva coconut flour
2 tbsp of a grainer primal flour like this Super Flour
1 tsp Pure Indian Foods Ghee
pinch of ground cloves, pinch of cinnamon
vanilla or almond extract if desired
(NO added sugars or sweeteners in this one, unless you add to the coconut manna!)
Preheat oven to 350.
First work the dried figs into a paste. Do it by boiling them down or soaking them, the blending into a puree.
Next, in a separate bowl, mix together the 2 eggs, melted ghee, coconut flour, Super Flour, spices and mix well. It should be a bit like traditional cookie dough in texture.
Prepare a greased pan, or a pan lined with parchment paper.
Take 1 teaspoon of the dough and flatten by hand into 2 inch wide patties- use some extra coconut flour if dough is sticky. This should make about 15.
Lay each flat on pan until finished making all patties.
Next you will scoop 1/2 teaspoon of the fig paste into the middle of each and wrap the dough around the paste, squeezing closed, then rolling into a tight ball. ***ALTERNATIVELY, roll the dough out with a rolling pin and cut into even sized rectangles. about 2x3 inches each, cover a squash of one rectangle piece with fig paste and cover with another, making a pocket type cookie (think ravioli) and press together edges.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway through until slightly brown and slightly hardened.
Serve warm, but be careful as the filling may be hot! If you did the rectangles instead of the balls, smooth some warmed coconut manna on top, and add a few sprinkles of coconut sugar or carazuc for that fruit tart look.
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