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Chewy Fig Oatmeal Cookies

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Servings: 36
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Low-Fat/Low-Cal

1/4  c  Brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2  c  Honey
1/3  c  Dried figs, ground & packed
2/3  c  Margarine or butter
6  tb  Egg substitute, -OR-
2    -Eggs
1  t  Baking soda
1/2  ts  Salt
1/2  ts  Cinnamon
1/2  ts  Vanilla
2  tb  Dried figs, ground
1/4  ts  Nutmeg
1 1/2  c  All-purpose flour
1 1/3  c  Quick rolled oatmeal
1/2  c  Nuts, finely ground (opt.)

[NOTE: for a no sugar variation, substitute same amount of white grape juice concentrate or apple juice concentrate for brown sugar.] In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, honey, first quantity of figs and margarine until creamy, about 3-5 minutes. Add eggs to creamed ingredients and mix until well blended. In a separate bowl, blend baking soda, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, remaining 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 teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 F for 10 to 15 minute according to preference of softer or crunchier cookies. Each serving contains approximately: Calories 74, Fat 2.01 g, Dietary Fiber .936 g, Carbohydrates 13.0 g, Protein 1.45 g, Sodium 100 mg, Cholesterol .031 mg Calories from protein: 8% Calories from carbohydrates: 68% Calories from fats: 24% Source: Low-fat Recipes Featuring California Figs Reprinted with the permission of The California Fig Advisory Board Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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