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Fig Pinwheels

prep:1 hour and 30 minutes
cook:15 minutes
ready in:1 hour and 45 minutes
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  • Serves: 20 cookies
  • Calories: 5080
  • Total Fat: 399g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 362g
  • Protein: 85g

A sweet mainstay in our pantry growing up were Fig Newtons. Our recipe distills the fig filling down to its purest elements, and wraps it up in a classic cookie dough. The result is equal parts gourmet and home-made goodness.

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Yield: 20 cookies

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Ingredients

Process

Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. To make the fig filling, soak the figs for 1 hour in the pomegranate juice.
  2. Pour figs, and juice into a small sauce pan.
  3. Heat on medium-low heat until the figs become soft, stirring frequently.
  4. Transfer figs to a food processor and blend, adding 1 tablespoon of maple syrup while blending. Set filling aside.
  5. In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine dry ingredients.
  6. In a separate mixing bowl beat eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla extract with a hand mixer.
  7. Pour wet ingredients into dry and beat with hand mixer until combined.
  8. Melt coconut oil, pour into batter, and continue to blend until combined.
  9. Chill cookie dough for 20–30 minutes in a freezer.
  10. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  11. Roll out cookie dough between two sheets of parchment paper to 1/4-inch thickness.
  12. Spread filling mixture over cookie dough in a thin layer.
  13. Roll cookie dough from end to end, forming a long roll.
  14. Slice cookie dough into 1/2-inch-thick pieces.
  15. Place cookies on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

Place rolled cookie batter with filling in the freezer for 10 minutes prior to slicing, for best results when cutting into individual cookies.

Our recipes are created using Paleo, Primal and Gluten-free guidelines. Learn more about our diet and lifestyle at www.primalpalate.com.
RECIPE REVIEWS

  1. ingulita
    March 6, 2012

    This is a great recipe, putting into freezer is the genius. I’ve made couple versions with dates and prunes, yummm, thank you!

    1. March 7, 2012

      You’re welcome!

  2. Becky
    March 12, 2012

    I HAD to make these at Christmas this past year. My mom has always made Date Pinwheel Cookies at Christmas but I wanted a healthier version. When I saw these in your cookbook I was soooo happy! I could keep the tradition but know that I was eating something that wasn’t bad for me. Like the previous reviewer, I froze them and it worked out great. Although, I freeze most of your dessert recipes for cakes and cookies and have never had a problem. They defrost great and still taste wonderful. Freezing makes it easy to always have a treat ready just in case a sweet tooth craving hits or you get unexpected company.

  3. ccg0925
    March 28, 2012

    I love the cookies. I made them this past weekend. They are delicious but not near as pretty as the picture taken. :) I would like some clarification on the nutritional information. With the information posted with the recipe (Calories:4943, Fat: 390 g, Carbohydrates: 360 g, Protein:73 g, Calculated 20 cookies)… are you guestimating that there are 4943 calories for all 20 cookies; or 247.15 calories per cookie? This seems excessive but I’m just wanting to make sure I undersatnd. Thank you and keep up the great recipes!

  4. March 29, 2012

    Hi ccg,

    Yes, based on our calculations (and nutritional data research), each cookie would be just shy of 250 calories. Of course, if you get 30 cookies out of the batch, each cookie would be closer to 165 calories. Eat one or two, and share the rest with friends (Just like any treat, right?) The nutritional calculation is not a guesstimation, though. We’ve looked up the nutritional information for every ingredient in our database. It’s a rough calculation, sure, but not guessed out of thin air. ;)

    -Bill & Hayley

  5. GreenMaMa
    March 31, 2012

    Thank you for the clarification. I appreciate that! I am new to paleo and am learning as I go. Make it a great day!

  6. GreenMaMa
    May 19, 2012

    I think these are my new favorite. I need to remember to let them cool more next time for easier rolling but they still tasted great. And the filling is just like Fig Newtons!

  7. MathGirl72
    September 12, 2012

    How much maple syrup do you put in the dough? There is only 1 T in the ingredient list, which goes into the figs, but then it is also added to the dough.

    Thanks!

  8. Chefrachel
    February 2, 2013

    I made these about 6 months ago and my friends loved, loved, loved them! I did too! They were not too sweet. The texture was perfect. Great job! They frozen well too! I kept some in the freezer for more than a month and they were still great when I took them out.

    If you stick a straw in a ziplock freezer bag, zip to the straw, blow air out of your lungs, then suck the air out of the bag through the straw and quickly zip the bag shut, you can keep ice crystals from forming. Great cookie or muffin freezing tip I learned from a friends mom when I was in college.

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