What pre-packaged treat do you most remember your mother buying you as a child? Graham crackers? Chocolate chip cookies? Gingersnaps? Oreos? In my house, it was Fig Newtons. I think my mother assumed the fig center made them a more sensible choice than the other options at the grocery. Thanks Weelicious for another great recipe!
- 1 cup roughly chopped dried figs, stems removed
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1. Preheat oven to 350.
- 2. Place the figs in a small bowl, cover with hot water, and soak for 10 minutes.
- 3. Remove the figs from the water with a slotted spoon and place in the bowl of a food processor. Add the honey and 1 tablespoon of the soaking liquid. Puree until smooth and spreadable.
- 4. In the bowl of a standing mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for 2 minutes, or until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
- 5. Add the flour and mix until a dough forms.
- 6. Roll dough between two pieces of parchment paper into two 12 x 4 inch rectangles.
- 7. Spread the fig mixture on one half of each rectangle – spreading up the 12-inch side and leaving a 1/4-1/2 inch border.
- 8. Fold the dough over on top of itself and gently press the dough together at the edges.
- 9. Cut each log into 10 cookies and transfer to a silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet.
- 10. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until golden.