Debbie's Garden

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Figs and Cookies...and a recipe!

Just got in from market, wow, what a day! Figs are starting to ripen and i am fortunate to have a generous neighbor who doesn't eat many i made Fresh Fig Cookies!!!!  Awesome!!! I actually had to make two batches as i ate a lot of the first batch...LOL! Anyway i wanted to thank everyone for coming out to the Marietta Square today to the farmer's market! And for those who came to my booth, thank you for your continued patronage, you guys are the bomb!

Ok, here's the recipe for the fig cookies, they are WONDERFUL! 

Fresh Fig Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen

Fig Newtons have nothing on these fig and nut studded cookies. These fresh fig cookies are especially good with a tall cold glass of milk or as fig cookie ice cream sandwiches.

1 cup sugar (I used turbinado sugar)
1/2 cup shortening (I used real butter instead)
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves (I used cinnamon)
1 cup fresh figs, peeled, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (I used pecans instead)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand up mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream sugar and shortening and add beaten egg. In a medium-sized bowl, sift dry ingredients. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, blending on low speed. Use a spatula to fold in figs and nuts. Drop by spoonfuls on greased sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Store cooled cookies in an airtight container in the pantry for up to a week.

YUMMMMMMMM!!!!!!  Ya'll have a great week!!! See ya at the market!




Mmmm the smell of ....lavender sugar cookies?!

Hello all, if you've never had LAVENDER SUGAR COOKIES, perhaps now is the time....hmmm make some for valentines day? All you have to do is pick your favorite sugar cookie recipe, (even if it's in a bag or a box) and add about 1 tbsp. ground dried lavender buds. If you are doing roll-out cookies, maybe sprinkle a little extra on top to decorate, along with your usual sugar sprinkles! Bake as usual and Voila! Something totally different and...they really taste great! Customers come back consistently looking for the lavender cookies!

ok, gotta run...ya'll stay warm...brrr....! debbie

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