Fig Anise Cookies

Delicious vegan fig anise cookies adapted from the Wild Flour Bakery in Banff, Alberta. Crunchy, sweet and surprisingly addictive!
Its pretty fitting that these cookies are my first post, as before I moved to France I was living in Banff, Alberta and became addicted to the Vegan Fig & Anise Cookies from the Wild Flour Bakery. So addicted and that I needed the recipe to recreate them at home, and they were the first thing I baked since arriving in France to make sure I could find all the necessary ingredients, as I’m pretty sure I couldn’t live without these cookies.
Delicious vegan fig anise cookies adapted from the Wild Flour Bakery in Banff, Alberta. Crunchy, sweet and surprisingly addictive!

After completely burning the first batch to a crisp in my new gas oven – I was so excited to see the next batch baking up golden brown and smelling delicious. Especially because we had friends coming over and I had talked my girlfriend’s ear off about how much I loved the baked treats at Wild Flour, I needed to do this recipe justice. I can say that they were quickly consumed and I made another batch a few days later, and you will too once your friends and family discover this gem of a cookie.

Delicious vegan fig anise cookies adapted from the Wild Flour Bakery in Banff, Alberta. Crunchy, sweet and surprisingly addictive!

 

These cookies are the perfect treat, pack them for a hike, for a chairlift snack or just simply enjoy with a coffee anytime of day! They are soft and chewy on the inside with a nicely baked and a bit crispy on the outside. The taste is original and almost unexpected, but it gets better and better as you eat more and more cookie, and before you know it, its gone ( and your sad for a moment but then you grab another one, and start over). Unlike regular cookies, I find these cookies are best served once fully cooled, the texture and flavors need time to set after coming out of the oven. You gotta try these, really – its a whole new cookie experience!

Delicious vegan fig anise cookies adapted from the Wild Flour Bakery in Banff, Alberta. Crunchy, sweet and surprisingly addictive!

 

Vegan Fig Anise Cookies
( adapted from Wild Flour Bakery)
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup organic unsweetened soymilk
  • 5 tablespoons ground flax
  • 1 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 3/4 organic canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoon anise seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried figs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon hot water
What to do
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the soy milk, flax, sugar, oil, vanilla and maple syrup
  3. Next add the flour, anisse, baking powder, salt and combine everything together
  4. Add the almonds and figs and mix just until everything comes together (sometimes I use my hands here, just to make sure everything is well combined)
  5. Lastly, mix in the hot water
  6. At this point the cookie dough should be combined but almost ‘grainy’
  7. Place the dough in plastic wrap or ziploc bag and roll into a log, this helps the dough stick together
  8. Place in the fridge for about an hour
  9. Once chilled, the dough should be firm and you can remove the plastic
  10. Slice the dough into 1 inch rounds and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper
  11. Bake in the oven at for about 20 minutes, flipping the cookies over after 10 minutes
  12. They are ready when the tops are golden brown
  13. Let cool on a wire rack for at least half an hour
  14. They are ready to be consumed once they have cooled entirely and the outside has hardened
  15. Eat and enjoy 🙂

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  • So funny- I am living in Switzerland and absolutely craving the fig/Anise cookies from Wildflower, and then I found your blog! Thanks so much 🙂

  • So funny! I was absolutely craving the fig/Anise cookies from Wildflower, and then I found your blog! Thanks so much 🙂

    • Hi Sarah! I love these cookies! Sometimes I long for the lazy days of sipping a latte and eating a cookie in Banff 🙂 Where abouts in Switzerland are you? Thanks for the comment x

  • Anonymous

    Too funny! Thanks for figuring out the recipe. I am in Calgary, not as far away from Banff as France or Switzerland, but I too love those Fig & Anise cookies from Wild Flour. As it happens, I have a log of that very same cookie dough (bought last weekend from Wild Flour!) sitting in my fridge waiting to be baked very soon. Cheers!

  • Anonymous

    I, too, was looking to mimic the cookie from Wild Flour which I tried recently when I was visiting Banff!
    Thank you so much for posting this!

  • Hiya,

    Recently returned from Banff with an addiction to these cookies and the Tasty Living Granola! I Googled for the cookie recipe and yours was the first hit…so glad I found this and that it’s based on THE Wild Flour cookie. I’ve got a batch in the oven, fingers crossed as I’m from the UK and I’m not used to baking in cups…. Brilliant blog, going to try out your carrot and quinoa salad next and then the asparagus and polenta as we have asparagus in the garden right now 🙂

    • Hi Fiona! Hopefully the cookies worked out for you! Thanks for the lovely comment, hope you had a great time in Banff, miss those beautiful mountains! J x

  • They’re perfect, made another batch yesterday and have been asked so many times for the recipe!! Cheers! 🙂

    • Oh yay! So glad you liked them! Enjoy xx

  • Nazira Nanji

    Omg, this is bizarre!! I live in Canmore and get my haircut I’m Banff at a salon right across this bakery. I got my haircut today and went to get a coffee at Wild Flour bakery. I asked the sales clerk if she could give me the recipe for this cookie!!!! Then I googled it, and found your blog!!! What a coincidence!!!

    • Oh yay! I’m so glad you found me then! I miss Banff and those beautiful mountains, enjoy it out there + these cookies xo