- 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
Cream .butter and sugar until light and fluffy:
Beat in eggs one at a time; add vanilla.
Blend in sifted dry ingredients
Chill dough in·refrigerator until firm.
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.
Cover with preserves which have been lightly mashed with the syrup.
Moisten edges of dough with water and cover with remaining half of dough rolled into rectangular shape; seal edges.
Bake in 400,degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately cut into bars - Cool on cake rack. Makes 3 dozens