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Oatmeal and Fig Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Paired with a Chocolate Stout

Oatmeal and fig chocolate chunk cookies are the ultimate sweet treat. A traditional oatmeal and chocolate chunk cookie dough is flavored with chopped dry figs. A sprinkle of coarse sea salt adds that most necessary salt factor!

Oatmeal and Fig Chocolate Chunk Cookies are a fun spin on traditional chocolate chip cookies! |

OMG. I am so happy Monday is over. Actually, I can’t wait until this entire week is over. Why didn’t anyone ever tell us how much work it is to get a house ready for listing? I mean this house is literally 1 year old. I can’t imagine all the work that goes into preparing an older home for sale. Between frequent trips up north to Wyoming, accomplishing small odd-jobs around the house, and cooking until my little fingers fall off, I am so ready for a vacation. Zach and I are headed to Montreal in a week and the timing couldn’t be better, but as you guys know, the things you have to get done before you go on vacation escalates exponentially as you get nearer to sailing off.

These oatmeal and fig chocolate chunk cookies were definitely a must-have this past weekend. It’s a good thing this recipe makes over two dozen of the little beauties. There have definitely been a few nights in the past few days where I have wandered downstairs for a cookie … or two … or sometimes three. It’s ok. There are dry figs in them. That makes them healthy right?


Seriously though you guys, these oatmeal and fig chocolate chunk cookies are my everything. Fig brings some extra sweetness and necessary chewiness. If you love figs, these cookies are totally for you.

Pair these oatmeal and fig chocolate chunk cookies with a chocolate stout and enjoy your day everyone! xo

Oatmeal and Fig Chocolate Chunk Cookies are a fun spin on traditional chocolate chip cookies! |

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Oatmeal and Fig Chocolate Chunk Cookies


24 -30 cookies

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large room temperature eggs
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 cup dried figs chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and oats. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, with paddle attachment fixed, add the butter, sugar and honey. Mix on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes. Add the vanilla extract and mix again. With the mixer running on low speed, add each egg, one at a time until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. With the mixer running on low speed, add the flour mixture gradually until all has been added. Continue mixing until the dough just comes together. Do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chunks and dried fig pieces.
  • Using a tablespoon-sized cookie scoop, drop the dough on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 2-inches apart. Bake the cookies for 10-11 minutes or until brown and crispy. The cookies will brown significantly. Don't let this scare you.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool the rest of the way.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container for 2-3 days. Enjoy!


Oatmeal and Fig Chocolate Chunk Cookies are a fun spin on traditional chocolate chip cookies! |


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19 Responses

  1. Ooo, love Montreal! I’ll be there in October :) Also, these cookies look totally amazing. Not like “I’m just being nice and saying they look amazing” but those crispy edges and chewy cookie and no puffiness or cakey-ness? My PERFECT cookie.

    1. Ohh! It’s too bad we couldn’t have crossed paths! So far I’m LOVING this city, except for the fact that I only know like 2 French words. ;) Thank you so much, Ashley! I prefer a crispy cookie also. xo

  2. I’ve been craving a home baked cookie(s) for a week now :) Didn’t get a chance to make some! These look amazing! Need to try them asap :)

  3. Chocolate cookies with figs and stout sounds like the perfect combination! I have an afternoon sweets craving and would love a few of these cookies!

  4. I have never put figs into anything, let alone a chocolate chip cookie! Obviously that needs to change. :) These cookies look amazing! And yes, getting a house ready to sell is no fun at all – good luck!

  5. Sounds like you really deserve these cookies, Justine! I hope everything goes well and you can enjoy your vacation soon! I’m loving that you put figs in these cuties. Such a genius idea and looks SO good! Pinned!

  6. Could this recipe be made with fresh figs? I have so many left over I’m trying to figure out recipes to incorporate them into! Thanks :)

    1. Yes! You can definitely use fresh figs in this recipe. I originally made this recipe when they weren’t quite in season, but I have made them with fresh figs before and they turned out perfectly! I hope you enjoy!

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Hello! I'm Justine.

I’m a blogger and web developer from the beautiful state of Oklahoma, where my loving husband, two adorable kids, and two mischievous dogs keep me on my toes 24/7. My idea of heaven includes endless summer days, getting lost in a good book, and whipping up some delicious homemade bread.


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