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Friday, February 6, 2015

Fig and Pumpkin Seed Cookies 无花果南瓜子饼干~喜气羊羊 2015

My family learnt how to enjoy dried figs from a hiking member. He gave us some dates, dried figs and nuts in order to build up our stamina while hiking. We enjoyed taking those nuts especially the figs which has gummy texture and kids enjoyed the sweetness.
So, I try to create a recipe using dried figs to make some Chinese New Year cookies since my family appreciate the figs. I also added in some pumpkin seeds to make these cookies into nutritious cookies.

Dried figs - Help Lower High Blood Pressure, A Sweet Way to Lose Weight, Fruit and Cereal Fiber Protective against Postmenopausal Breast Cancer and etc, read more here.

Pumpkin seeds - Antioxidant Support, Mineral Support and etc, read more here

The process of making this cookie was easy and quick

I am glad that these cookies turned out to be crunchy and buttery, also gave some bite texture from the pumpkin seeds and gummy texture from the dried figs.

Fig and Pumpkin seed cookies 无花果南瓜子饼干
*makes 30pcs 

80g butter, room temp
40g icing sugar
1 egg yolk (large)
125g cake flour
1/2tsp baking powder
1/8tsp baking soda
40g dried fig, chopped
20g pumpkin seeds, toasted


  1. Sift cake flour, baking powder and baking soda together, set aside.
  2. Cream butter and icing sugar till light.
  3. Add in egg yolk, mix well.
  4. Add in flour, combine well. Then add in chopped fried fig and pumpkin seeds, mix well to a soft dough.
  5. To weight the dough into 10g each, lightly roll into ball shape, place on a lined baking tray.
  6. Use a meat pounder / spoon /fork to lightly press on each of the cookie dough.
  7. Bake at a pre-heated oven at 170C for 15-20mins.

Recipe by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover

I'm joining Best Recipes for Everyone Jan & Feb 2015 Event Theme: My Homemade Cookies by Fion of XuanHom's Mom and co-host by Victoria Baking Into The Ether 。


cook and celebrate cny
i am also linking this to Cook & Celebrate: CNY organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Yen from Eat Your Heart Out and Diana from the Domestic Goddess Wannabe


Sem said...

i love these types of cookies and you are so innovative to make the prints on the cookies which i not thought of.

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...


Victoria Bakes said...

That's a nice new flavour to the cookies by using fig.. How come nobody thought of that..

Thanks for sharing your new find with best recipes

I'M JJ said...


Copycake kitchen said...

Very good idea of using meat pounder to print! Very healthy cookies as well! :)

Copycake kitchen said...

Very good idea of using meat pounder to print! Very healthy cookies as well! :)

Ana Regalado said...

Ugh ! I haven't had figs in quiet sometime ! A great nibble to combat post menopausal , you say ? I need to buy some and start consuming it ASAP lol Love the flavor combo of these cookies and I'm sure it tastes as delicious as it looks !

irene myme said...

Looks super yummy!!

Angie's Recipes said...

Love all the healthy ingredients you used in this cookie recipe. They are super yum!

Anonymous said...


Small Kucing said...

was scrolling down the pic not reading the comments...then suddenly saw the hammer...LOL...

Good idea of this biscuit. may wanna try...if time premits

Ling said...

Sonia I just wanna thanks once again for sharing all your wonderful cooking recipes so unselfishly....I really like the idea combination of figs n pumpkin seeds into making cookies. Thanks much

mui mui said...

My kids love dried figs. I used them to cook soup sometimes as it can combat cough. Never tried it to bake cookies. This cookies must be nice, ah Chi!

Fion said...

谢谢与最棒食谱分享 :)

Sandra+ @Mono+Co said...

I have no figs and seeds, but I have leftover pineapple jam that I used to make cookies with your recipe! :-) Thanks!

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