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                                Fig Newtons
 
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 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Fruits
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           shortening
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    1 1/2  cups          sugar
    3      cups          flour
    1                    egg -- well beaten
    3      teaspoons     baking powder
      1/2  cup           milk
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
    1      cup           figs -- finely chopped
 
 	    I got this one from my grandmother many years ago. She used this and
      it always turned out super. Cream shortening and 1 cup sugar. Add egg and
      beat until light and fluffy. Mix milk and vanilla.
 Sift salt, flour and baking powder together. Add alternately with milk to creamed
mixture. Blend all well. Roll out to 1/8 inch thickness on lightly floured board.
(Rectangle shape) Put figs in saucepan with remaining sugar and 1 cup boiling
water. Boil 5 minutes. Cool. Spread cooked mixture over half the dough. Cover
with the other half of the dough. Cut into oblong bars. Bake in 400 oven for 12 -
15 minutes. 
 
 
 
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