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Fig Thumbprint Cookies

If there is something I miss since switching to a Paleo way of eating, it was fig newton store bought cookies. I was determined to come up with a fig cookie recipe that satisfy that craving and these fig thumbprint cookies way exceeded my expectations, they are seriously delicious, mmm.


Yield: 45 cookies

Fig Thumbprint Cookies

Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 12 minutes

These Fig Thumbprint Cookies are a delicious homemade twist on Fig Newtons, the best part is that they are healthy too. Paleo, refined sugar free and gluten free - oh yum!



  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour (or tapioca starch)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (or another 1/4 cup coconut oil)


  • 1/2 cup chopped figs
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup juice from an orange
  • 1 drop of doTerra wild orange essential oil (optional)


  1. Soak the chopped figs in the hot water and orange juice and set aside for a 1-3 hours. Add the maple syrup and wild orange essential oil. Blend mixture in a vitamix or mix until it has a thick jam consistency.
  2. Preheat oven to 375.
  3. For the cookies, mix together the dry ingredients. In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir till well combined.
  4. Use a tsp amount of dough to roll small balls of dough and place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Use your thumb or small spoon to make a thumbprint type indent in each cookie. Fill each indent with the prepared fig mixture. Bake at 375 for 12 -13 minutes.
  5. Cookies will last in a sealed container for about 5 days, if they don't get eaten before then.

You can purchase doTerra wild orange essential oil here.


Looking for other fig recipes? Try this Fig Blue Cheese Apple Pizza.

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kathy downey

Friday 11th of December 2015

I made them and hubby enjoyed them,thanks


Tuesday 1st of December 2015

THIS is going to be my next cookie adventure!

Hope K.

Wednesday 11th of February 2015

I am going to try this recipe....the cookies look so yummy:)


Sunday 25th of January 2015

Yum, these cookies look delicious, I have had thumbprint cookies before but not fig flavored cookies. I can't wait to give these cookies a try, thank you for sharing this recipe.

caryn s

Thursday 22nd of January 2015

These cookies look awesome Jody! Will have to make them for the family!

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