Fig Newton Cookies

After receiving fresh figs from the grandparents, I decided some fig newtons would be nice. But I didn’t have the time to roll out the dough and do it properly so I decided to make them in cookie form. Using the basic drop cookie recipe:

  • 2 1/4 c. Spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp unground Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 c. Sucanat
  • 2 eggs
  • Vanilla 

Refrigerate the dough for two hours. In the meantime prepare the fig filling.

  • 1 c. chopped figs
  • 1/4 c. Sucanat 

  Cook figs and sugar in saucepan for 30-40 minutes. I just turned the stove on a low temperature and put a lid on the pan, checking it every so often. 

Roll about a teaspoon of cookie dough into a ball and then flatten, pressing a hole in the middle with your thumb. Fill with 1/4 teaspoon fig filling. Bake cookies at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. When finished they should look like this:

The actual fig filling recipe called for 3/4 c. sugar but I felt that would be too sweet and I’m glad I cut back. They tasted just right. But if you would prefer it add more. Its up to you. Your the cook. Never be afraid to experiment. That’s what I always say.


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