Fig newtons # 4

Yield: 40 Servings

Measure Ingredient
12 ounces Dried figs; chopped
½ cup Sugar
¾ cup Water
1 \N Lemon; juiced
½ cup Shortening
1 cup Brown sugar; packed
2 \N Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2½ cup Flour
¼ teaspoon Soda
½ teaspoon Salt

In a saucepan combine figs, sugar, water and lemon juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thick and jam like. Cool. In a bowl, combine shortening, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in flour, soda and salt. Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface and knead a few times to make a smooth ball. With a floured rolling pin roll dough out to a 14 x 12-inch rectangle. Cut dough with a knife into 4 strips, 3½ inches wide and 12 inches long. Spoon filling in a mound down the center of each strip.

Using a spatula, turn in sides of each strip to enclose the filling.

Press edges together and turn strip seam side down. With a sharp knife cut each strip into 10 pieces. Place on greased baking sheets and bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes, or until fig newtons are puffed and firm to the touch. Cool on a rack and store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Makes 40.

Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #195 by "Griff" <wgriffin@...> on Jul 28, 1997

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