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Fig and Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fig Hazelnut and Chocolate Chip Cookies2This cookie is a new variation on my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, whipped up for a potluck this week.  I was going for a chewy cookie studded with lots of good things, and the combo of dried figs, toasted hazelnuts and chocolate hit the spot.

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried figs, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix flour, soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl, and then mix in chocolate chips, figs and hazelnuts.

In stand mixer, beat together butter and shortening.  Add both sugars and blend until creamy.  Add eggs one at a time, then vanilla.  Slowly add dry ingredients until fully incorporated.

Roll into balls of desired size (I went for between 1.5-2 tablespoons), and arrange on parchment lined  cookie sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown, then cool fully on cooling rack.


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