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National Fig Newton Day

Now, I can understand how something like chocolate gets its own day, and Bloody Marys too, but Fig Newtons? How does an actual product get its own day? I think I may never know how, but I will know that no matter the reason, today is National Fig Newton Day.

Growing up, I really loved to snack down on a Fig Newton or four, and today I think I might try to make my own. To check out the recipe I'm going to use,

Fig Newtons
From Recipe Goldmine

1 cup figs, finely chopped
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup margarine
1 1/4 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

Boil chopped figs in 1/2 cup sugar and water for 10 minutes. Let cool.

Cream margarine, 3/4 cup sugar and honey together. Add egg and beat until light.

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. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.

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ShoeS ShoeS 9 years
Wow i'll have to show this to my hubby! He love's them and they are great for kid snacks!!! Thnak you Yum!
rubialala rubialala 9 years
Mmm, yummy. I love fig newtons. Who knew they were so easy to make?!?
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