Fig Newtons

Ingredients

  • 1 cup figs, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Boil chopped figs in the 1/2 cup sugar and water for 10 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Cream margarine, 3/4 cup sugar and honey together. Add egg and beat until light.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together. Add alternately with milk to moist mixture. Add vanilla extract and blend well. Divide dough in half and roll out 1/8-inch thick. Place half of the dough on a baking sheet. Spread with cooled fig mixture. Cover with other half of dough. Press down and seal edges. Cut into 1 x 2-inch rectangular pieces.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.

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