Fig Newtons

Course : Cookies
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Ingredients:

1 pound 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 tablespoons cream or milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 3/4 cup flour
 

Preparation / Directions:

Dice figs, soak in water 1 hour. Add sugar and cook on medium heat until of thin jam consistency. Beat sugar, butter, egg, milk and 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 dish; cover with figs. Roll remaining dough, cover figs. Cook at 350' 30 minutes. Let cool and cut into square


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