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Fig Cookies Recipe

Fig Cookies

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"Similar to Fig Newtons."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cream together shortening, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Sift flour, soda, and baking powder. Add to egg mixture.
  3. Grease a small cookie sheet with shortening. Pour 1/2 of the dough into pan and spread.
  4. Pour fig preserves over the dough and gently spread. Drop rest of dough over figs. Place in oven. When mixture starts to melt and gets soft, spread the top. Bake for 40 minutes. Cool and then cut into 24 bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 16, 2003

This recipe is Great ! Made a batch and it was gone in one day. Also great because figNewtons are low Fat.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 30, 2011

This was OK. For me, 2 cups of preserves is too much. The bar is overly sweet and the top crust slides around on the preserves. I'll serve them, but if I make them again I'll cut down on the filling. I used whole wheat flour and butter instead of shortening and that worked out well. The cookie part was good.


9 Ratings

Aug 02, 2010

I used the fig preserve recipe and blended it so that it would come out more like the newtons we know and love. The instructions were a bit confusing but the taste was incredible. I would recommend cutting them in to bars before the cookie part hardens.

Apr 28, 2004

These are very good. I had a little trouble spreading the top layer though. I am going to make this over and over again. My kids love it. Thanks for sharing!

Jan 04, 2010

Yum! Used Ficoco spread (fig&cocoa jam), only used about 1.25 cups of it. Put on a jelly roll pan and it really spread out- only cooked for 20 min instead of 40. My friend said she likes them better than fig newtons! Thanks :)

Oct 16, 2003

Very good and very easy...Try it!

Oct 14, 2008

This was a very good fig coffee cake-ish thing but it bore no resemblence to fig neutons whatsoever. >.< I made the fig preserves out of 20 figs a cup of sugar and some water and suregel but not the whole package just a little bit. So I made fig preserves from scratch and I still didn't get fig nuetons! RRRRRRRRR!!

Oct 18, 2006

The dough wouldn't spread at all, wouldn't stick to the cookie sheet and the cookie isn't very flavorful. Easier just to buy Newtons.


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  • Calories
  • 267 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 146 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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