Similar to Fig Newtons.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Cream together shortening, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Sift flour, soda, and baking powder. Add to egg mixture.

  • Grease a small cookie sheet with shortening. Pour 1/2 of the dough into pan and spread.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

267 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 33g 11% DV; fat 13.8g 21% DV; cholesterol 31mg 10% DV; sodium 145.9mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2003
This recipe is Great! Made a batch and it was gone in one day. Also great because figNewtons are low Fat. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2011
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. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2003
This recipe is Great! Made a batch and it was gone in one day. Also great because figNewtons are low Fat. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2010
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. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2004
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
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:) Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2003
Very good and very easy...Try it! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2011
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. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2008
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!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
10/18/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2013
Only needed about 25 minutes in the oven. Glad I checked them early or they would have been ruined. Good taste not too sweet. Read More
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