The combination of savory cheeses; sweet, dried figs; and filling oatmeal in these hearty morsels make them just right for breakfast or as a first-course party snack.
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Manchego cheese
- 1/3 cup finely chopped dried figs
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, mix together water, oil, sugar and egg. Place oats in a large bowl and pour wet mixture over the top. Stir to combine and let sit for 5 minutes.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, thyme and pepper. Stir in cheeses and figs. Stir together flour and oat mixtures until well combined.
Scoop tablespoon-sized cookies onto the prepared baking sheets, then flatten to 1/4-inch-thick. Bake until edges are golden and set, 16 to 20 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.