Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

A lovely bar cookie for us Fig Newton lovers. I have not tried this yet and will modify once I've done so. Posted for the Zaar World Tour of Canada.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In small bowl, whisk together first 7 ingredients (oil through figs).
  3. In medium bowl, combine next 5 ingredients (flour through salt). Mix contents of two bowls and blend until just combined. Lighty coat 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spread batter in dish.
  4. Bake 30 minutes, or until light brown and springy to touch. Cool in pan for one hour.
  5. Mix together icing ingredients, using more water if necessary to reach desired consistency. Spread icing over cooled pan of cookies and cut into bars.
Most Helpful

I liked this toni. I gave it a 4 only because I was expecting more of a bar cookie. They were more like a dense spice cake. I agree with the changes Susie suggested above. Will try again with just a few modifications! Thanks Toni!!

Mrs Goodall June 30, 2006

This one really intrigued me as I love Fig Newtons but not the calories & fat. It's surprisingly moist but not figgie enough for my taste. I hadn't planned on making the icing but did for added flavor. Changes I would make - add maple flavoring to the cake as well as the icing, double the amount of figs & perhaps bake in a larger pan to give a bar cookie appearance. This is defintely a recipe I'll keep & tinker with till I get my very own Fig Newtons! Thanks so much for posting this!

SusieQusie June 22, 2006

These are very good. I like how they aren't too thick.

-Sheri- June 22, 2006