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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 40
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 46.0
  • Total Fat: 2.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.6 mg
  • Sodium: 4.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g

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Grandpa's Figgy Cookies

Submitted by: JO_JO_BA

Introduction

Remember Fig Newtons? This is my adaptation of an Anna Olson adaptation of the classic cookie. I call them "grandpa's cookies" because every time I went to my grandparent's house the two of us would share a plate of them! Remember Fig Newtons? This is my adaptation of an Anna Olson adaptation of the classic cookie. I call them "grandpa's cookies" because every time I went to my grandparent's house the two of us would share a plate of them!
Number of Servings: 40

Ingredients

    Filling
    2/3 cup diced dried figs
    1/3 cup grape or orange juice
    1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
    4 tsp lemon juice
    2 tsp ground cinnamon
    Dough
    1/3 cup all purpose flour
    3/4 cup whole wheat flour
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/3 cup shortening
    1 egg
    1 egg yolk
    1 egg white mixed with 2 Tbsp water for egg wash

Directions

Combine all filling ingredients in a small saucepot and bring up to a simmer.
Simmer until the figs absorb all liquid, about 15 minutes.
Let cool and purée in a food processor before chilling completely.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Cut in shortening until dough is a coarse mealy texture.
Add whole egg and egg yolk and blend in until dough comes together.
Shape into a disc, wrap and chill for an hour.
Preheat oven to 375 °F.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a rectangle, just under ¼-inch thick.
Using a knife or pastry cutter, cut strips of dough that are about 5 inches wide.
Spoon filling along center of each strip. Don't over-fill!
Brush one side of pastry dough with egg wash and fold the other side of pastry over filling, so that egg washed side meets it.
Trim edges.
Lift filled cookie tube to a greased or lined baking sheet and press down to flatten slightly.
Repeat with remaining strips.
Brush tops with egg wash.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until a light golden brown.
Cool cookies on sheets before cuting the bars strips into bites.

Number of Servings: 40

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JO_JO_BA.






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