Strawberry Fig Roll Recipe

fig rolls- cookie crust with dark fig filling- piled high on top of a wooden plate.

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Delicious Strawberry Fig roll recipe that won't belive didn't come from the package. Better than store bought, these cookies are low in added sugar and full of good-for-you ingredients!


  • 8 ounces dried figs (soaked in water for at least 15 minutes)
  • 10 frozen strawberries, thawed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Process the softened figs and thawed strawberries until a paste forms. This may take 1-2 minutes of processing and scraping down the sides as needed. Set aside.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt) in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. With an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together for 1-2 minutes until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla mixing until well combined and creamy.
  5. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix with a spoon until combined. Then, using your hands (with some extra flour added to them) work the dough slightly so that it is manageable (but do not overwork as the more you work it the less crumbly the cookie will be).
  6. Lightly flour the surface and roll out the dough into a rectangle, a bit thinner than 1/4 inch thick. Cut the rectangle in half lengthwise and seperate the two long strips. Use a spatula to effectively unstick the roll from the surface if needed.
  7. In the center of each strip, add a line of the fig and strawberry mixture. Gently and loosely roll the dough over the filling, patting down or pinching the edges. The dough is very forgiving as it bakes, so if there are cracks or the seam is not sealed perfectly, don't sweat it!
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Let cool and slice into 2 inch cookies (or whatever size you prefer!)


** All nutrition information is an estimate only. The nutrition information will vary depending on ingredients and amounts actually used in preparations. 

Once your dried figs are rehydrated, poke around a bit to see if any tough stems were left in them. Remove these if you find them. 

For a more detailed look at how the process for working and rolling the dough works, be sure to watch the attached video!