---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
       Title: California Fig Oatmeal Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 48 cookies
       1 c  California dried figs
            -- (coarsely chopped)
     3/4 c  Shortening
       1 c  Brown sugar
       2    Eggs
       8 tb Water
       2 c  Flour
       2 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Salt
       2 c  Quick-cooking oats
     1/2 c  Chopped nut meats
   Cover figs with hot water, allow to stand 10 minutes.  Pour off water and
   reserve for liquid.  Snip stems off figs, then chop coarsely.  Sift flour,
   measure.  Then add baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Sift together.  Add
   oats, chopped figs and nut meats.  Cream shortening; add sugar, cream
   together thoroughly.  Add well-beaten egg, then add sifted dry ingredients
   alternately with water to form dough.  Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased
   cookie sheet and bake at 400 F. for 10 minutes.
   Source: 48 Family Favorites with California Figs
   Reprinted with the permission of The California Fig Advisory Board
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias