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
Refrigerate the dough for two hours. In the meantime prepare the fig filling.
- 1 c. chopped figs
- 1/4 c. Sucanat
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.