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    Fig Newtons (Homemade)

    Fig Newtons (Homemade). Photo by Happy Hobbit

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs

    1 hr 30 mins

    30 mins

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 12

    Yield:

    dozen

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Dice figs, soak in water 1 hour.
    2. 2
      Add sugar & cook on medium heat until of thin jam consistency.
    3. 3
      Beat sugar, butter, egg, milk & vanilla until well blended.
    4. 4
      Add dry ingredients.
    5. 5
      Mix well and refrigerate for 1 hour.
    6. 6
      Place 1/2 on well floured dough cloth; knead about 6 times.
    7. 7
      Roll out to 1/4" thick. Line 13 x 9" glass baking dish; cover with figs.
    8. 8
      Roll remaining dough, cover figs. Cook at 350° for 30 minutes.
    9. 9
      Let cool and cut into squares. Depending on the size you cut you can get a couple dozen cookies.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 04, 2009

      45

      Very tasty (please see how I rate)! The dough was difficult to work with (like working with wet sand), and reminded me of a crumbly pie crust dough. Chilling the dough helped, and I think a tad more flour would help even more (like 2 cups total). What worked best for me was to divide the batch into four pieces and roll out each piece with lots of flour on a piece of parchment paper, while keeping the rest in the refrigerator. I decided to make strudel shaped cookies: I rolled out a rectangle, spooned the filling down the center and lifted the sides of the rectangle to cover the center (using the paper base came in handy). I placed the shaped logs in the freezer and when firm enough transfered to the baking pan seam side down. Also, I would suggest working with relatively narrow dough rectangles (ca. 3 inches) as the logs flattened and expanded while baking. Two pounds of fresh figs made a lot of filling, way too much than for the strudel shaped cookies, maybe layering like in the recipe would use up more filling, but it still seems that there is A LOT of fig preserve (which will be great for breakfast!).

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    • on September 16, 2012

      15

      The dough was too difficult to work with. Too many other recipes to try. Had to piece dough onto filling. Won't make again.

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    • on July 03, 2012

      55

      These are delicious! I used two pounds fresh figs and my fruit layer was much thicker than in the pictures. The cookie dough is not easy to work with. I found it easiest to use my fingers to press the first/bottom half in the dish (not on sides, just bottom). For the top layer I rolled the dough between two layers of waxed paper, generously floured. Baked 40 minutes. I may also try this with some of my fig jam, only enough to cover the first layer as the jam is much sweeter. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Fig Newtons (Homemade)

    Serving Size: 1 (103 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 315.2
     
    Calories from Fat 79
    25%
    Total Fat 8.7 g
    13%
    Saturated Fat 5.2 g
    26%
    Cholesterol 37.2 mg
    12%
    Sodium 204.0 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 58.1 g
    19%
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    8%
    Sugars 41.3 g
    165%
    Protein 3.0 g
    6%

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