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Peanut Butter and Fig Thumbprint Cookies

Peanut Butter and Fig Thumbprint Cookies

There’s no such thing as too many peanut butter cookies in my opinion. Now that I’ve opened up Pandora’s box with easy-baked nut butter cookies, I cannot be stopped. I always loved a PB and J sandwich when I was a kid, so I decided to incorporate fig into these peanut butter and fig thumbprint cookies as a fun twist. The results are incredible! Soft-baked peanut butter cookies with a dollop of sweet fig butter round out the flavor profile so well… it’s nostalgia in the palm of your hand. I never imagined falling madly in love with a cookie until now. I’m definitely one of those people who loves eating as much as I do cooking.

The steps to making these cookies are identical to my easy peanut butter cookies and my almond butter chocolate cookies. Bonus: this peanut butter and fig version still only takes FOUR ingredients. Yes I am definitely on a kick with these minimal ingredient recipes. I vowed to keep things accessible and easy in 2021 with some fun and challenging recipes mixed in too. This recipe yields 10 medium sized cookies, with plenty of area for a tremendous scoop of fig right in the center.

California Olive Ranch


  • Peanut butter
  • Fig butter
  • 1 egg
  • Cane sugar

Thumbprint cookies have been around for as long as I can remember, and there’s good reason for it. They are the perfect vessel for a decadent and sweet topping, can be devoured in one bite, and present beautifully. I can guarantee that thumbprint cookies will make their way to this blog again soon, and in the meantime, enjoy this fruity version!

Peanut Butter and Fig Thumbprint Cookies

Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine Cookies
Keyword classic cookies, easy recipe, fig, gluten free, peanut butter, soft baked, thumbprint
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 10 cookies
Author Morgan Peaceman


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1/2 cup fig butter I get mine from Trader Joe's!


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, sugar, and peanut butter until combined.

  3. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop some of the batter onto baking sheet.

  4. Using your thumb, press down to make an indent. Bake for 13 minutes.

  5. Once the cookies are fully cooled (approximately 30 minutes), add a tbsp of fig butter to each cookie. Store in a tupperware and keep in the fridge.

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