Fig Newtons

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Servings: 12
READY IN
2hrs
Ingredients
  • 1 lb dried figs or 2 lbs fresh figs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water (1 c. for dried figs, 1/2 c. for fresh)
  • 1⁄2 cup butter, room temp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon cream or 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 3⁄4 cups flour
Directions
  • Dice figs, soak in water 1 hour.
  • Add sugar & cook on medium heat until of thin jam consistency.
  • Beat sugar, butter, egg, milk & vanilla until well blended.
  • Add dry ingredients.
  • Mix well and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Place 1/2 on well floured dough cloth; knead about 6 times.
  • Roll out to 1/4" thick. Line 13 x 9" glass baking dish; cover with figs.
  • Roll remaining dough, cover figs. Cook at 350° for 30 minutes.
  • Let cool and cut into squares. Depending on the size you cut you can get a couple dozen cookies.