Fig Newton Bars

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Total Time
25 mins
15 mins

Healthier than store-bought, without all the preservatives!

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  1. Cream the shortening and 1 cup sugar; add the egg and beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix the milk with the vanilla.
  3. Sift salt, flour and baking powder together; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture.
  4. Blend well.
  5. Roll out to 1/8 inch thickness on lightly floured board (rectangle shape).
  6. Put figs in saucepan with remaining sugar and 1 cup boiling water.
  7. Boil 5 minutes; cool.
  8. Spread the cooked mixture over half the dough; fold over the other half of the dough to cover.
  9. Cut into rectangular bars.
  10. Bake in 400°F for 12 to 15 minutes.