Peanut Butter & Fig Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 6 tbsp. peanut butter (I used homemade crunchy pb, but feel free to use your favorite!)
- 1 cup loosely packed dark brown sugar
- 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk (at room temperature)
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup fig preserves
Melt the peanut butter and butter together in a pan, then set aside and let it cool.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add in eggs, mixing until combined. Stir in the vanilla extract. Use a large spoon, gradually adding in the dry mixture to the wet. Stir well, and even use your hands if you feel inclined to get a little messy! Keep mixing until it comes together, though it may be a bit crumbly.
Now add in the fig preserves and fold it into the dough with your hands. Once combined, stick the dough in the fridge to set for 15-20 minutes. **If the dough is not cold enough, they will flatten completely in the oven while cooking, and create one massive cookie**
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Roll the dough into balls that are about 1-inch in size. The dough will be a bit sticky. It's all good! Place on a baking sheet 2 inches apart and cook for 8-10 minutes. Let them cool on a wire rack before serving.