Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sweet Tooth on Duty

Nothing like jumping on the scale and not liking what you see...

Then getting depressed about it....

All the tears and wringing of hands sets your sweet tooth into action.........

Oh my, what to do, what to do?

Time to bake some cookies, that's what. One of my favorites.

                                   FIG PINWHEELS


1 cup fig preserves               
1/2 cup chopped pecans                                                         
1/4 cup sugar

 You put the above ingredients in a saucepan and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar is all melted and it thickens somewhat.  Set aside to cool.

In a big bowl you mix

1/2 cup butter                           
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar                    
1 egg
2 cups flour                              
1/2 teaspoon soda
and 1/4 tsp salt

Cream the butter (or margarine) with the sugar. Add egg then beat.

Add dry ingredients to wet mixture and form into dough.

Chill thoroughly (overnight is fine). I'm thinking that overnight is way too long. An aching sweet tooth would keep you up all night, right?

When dough is chilled, divide into four parts. Roll one part of dough on floured wax paper into an oblong shape.

Spread the dough with 1/4 of the fig mixture.

Roll into a log (or jelly roll) shape. Be sure to seal all the cracks that appear!! You don't want that gooey jam oozing out and running all over the baking pan. Makes for a tough clean up job.

Wrap in waxed paper and twist the ends to fasten shut.

Do the other 3 parts of the dough the same way. Place the four rolls into the refrigerator to chill. I have been known to put them in the freezer for a little while, just to speed up the process. My sweet tooth is very impatient.

Slice dough into circles (mine are always oval) and bake about 10 minutes in a 325 degree oven. Cool on rack.

If you can stand it, take the time to place them on a pretty dish. If not, just dive in. So, so good.


  1. Oh my goodness.... your cookies look so delicious! I wish I were sitting at the table with you, eating a cookie and sharing stories.

    I've gained too much weight, and I'm feeling bad about myself. I joined Weight Watcher on line yesterday. I'm hoping and praying I can stick with it and lose at least 15 lbs.

    Love and blessings to you,

  2. Very similar to the date-nut pinwheel cookies that were served at my son's baby shower 49 years ago;) Tasty!

  3. Hi Latane,they look delicious and you explain the recipe so well too.
    I must check in the supermarket to see if we have fig preserve over here.

  4. I will have to try these. They look so good! I have lost 12 lbs with all this tmj but that is not the way to lose it. I miss biting in to something. I have to kind of mash it up to eat it but htat is much better than surgery. Are these cookie soft. They look like they are. My mouth is watering.


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