Fig Bars

  • Yield : 1
  • Servings : 36 cookies
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 50m
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Fig bars are bar cookies that contain figs. Each fig bar is square-shaped with a baked cookie dough outer crust and a thick fig filling inside. The Fig Newton® commercial fig bars by Nabisco started many other companies manufacturing similar cookies. The Fig Newton® was invented by American, Charles M. Roser, in 1891. With this recipe, Fig Bars can be baked at home.


  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 pint fig preserves


Step 1

Cream .butter and sugar until light and fluffy:

Step 2

Beat in eggs one at a time; add vanilla.

Step 3

Blend in sifted dry ingredients

Step 4

Chill dough in·refrigerator until firm.

Step 5

Divide dough In half and roll one half between two sheets of waxed paper into a rectangle shape. 11x15 inches. Place dough on cookie sheet.

Step 6

Cover with preserves which have been lightly mashed with the syrup.

Step 7

Moisten edges of dough with water and cover with remaining half of dough rolled into rectangular shape; seal edges.

Step 8

Bake in 400,degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately cut into bars - Cool on cake rack. Makes 3 dozens

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