Fruity, nutty and chocolaty. These cookies are deeee-lish! Have you had figs lately? It might be time to revisit this ancient fruit. The Ancient Greeks and Romans revered them. They are sweet, delicious and high in antioxidants and fiber. They can help lower your cholesterol and contain heart healthy and cancer fighting properties too.
You can find dried figs year round, which is what I used for this decadent figgy dark chocolate chunk cookie. Check the bulk section of your grocery store or shelves for packaged dried figs from California. Fresh figs, usually available from June through September also make a great snack on their own.