Beat brown sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in melted chocolate. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla.
In medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. On low speed, slowly beat into chocolate mixture. Stir in figs. Cover bowl and chill 3 hours.
To bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Form 1-tablespoon portions of dough into balls. Roll in confectioners’ sugar. Place balls, 2-1/2 inches apart, on greased baking sheet. Place sheet in center of oven and bake cookies 7-9 minutes, until crackled on top and set around edges. Cool on wire rack.