Fig Cookies. Fig Bars. Fig Newtons. Whatever you wish to call them, they will answer delicious.
I fig-ured the thing to do today would be to share all that figgy goodness with you. Enjoy♥
The Fig Filling
1 lb. fig, 1/4 cup honey, 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon orange juice, 1 tablespoon water.
Remove any stems and grind the figs in a food processor. Combine figs with the remaining ingredients.
Cream together 1/2 cup honey, 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup shortening, and 1/2 cup sugar. Add 1 beaten egg and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Add flour mixture (1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 3 cups flour). Shape this very dry dough into a ball and refrigerate 2 hours or more. Preferably overnight.
Divide dough into 3 pieces. Roll approximately 8″ long by 2″ wide and 1/4″ thick. Lightly heat filling in a saucepan so it is easier to spread. Then put fig filling in center of dough. Fold sides over just until they meet. Flip over and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
When cool, cut into bars.
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