Feeling a little figgy? Make this fig newton recipe and have your cookie craving solved.
This fig newton recipe makes jumbo cookies! One piece of this equals 4 commercial fig newtons sold out there.
When they're in season, there are just too many figs and too little time. They can be expensive but it's all worth it when you're looking forward to an awesome batch of homemade fig newtons.
There are a few types of figs that mother nature grows. But you can use the figs that are available to you. Personally, I like the Black Mission Figs as they are much sweeter.
Not all figs are created equal. If you don't have fresh figs, just go to the market and buy the dried ones in a package. You soak them in water overnight and you're ready to make these wonderful fig newtons!
Making the fig jam in a wok.
For the Dough:
- equal parts of rice flour and organic bread flour are used -
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1 cup bread flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- a tiny bit of salt
- 1/2 cup of organic cane sugar or sukanat sugar
- 1 egg replacer (or use 1 cage-free egg if you're semi-veggie)
- 1/3 cup of oil (coconut oil is preferable)
- a little bit of water to wet the dough ingredients
For the Filling: (Fig Jam)
- 3 cups of fresh figs
- 1/2 cup of natural sugar or agave nectar (you can use sugar cane sugar or sukanat, maple syrup, etc.)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp lemon zest
To make the dough:
Sift the flours together along with the dry ingredients. Add the teaspoon of vanilla, oil and the egg replacer. Form the dough. Add a bit of water if necessary. Knead it and set aside.
For the Filling:
Chop the fresh dates coursely. Put it in a pan along with the sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract & lemon zest.
Simmer until it slightly thickens to a jam consistency.
Cool it off.
How to Assemble the cookie:
Flatten the dough on a sheet of baking parchment paper. This is for jumbo cookies so you can flatten it wider and elongated. If you prefer smaller newtons, spread the dough length wise about 4 inches wide, 2 inches to spread the filling on and the other half to fold over the filling to enclose it.
Tip: Put the dough on a parchment paper and top it with another sheet. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough as it tend to stick to your hands when you work it.
Spread the filling on the half side of the flattened dough. Then fold the dough over the filling and seal the sides.
Bake in a 350 degree oven the dough is very slightly brown.
Cool the cookies, cut them and enjoy with a cup of hot tea!
Delicious cookies made with love without high fructose corn syrup, additives or crazy preservatives. Just real figs and real flour.
Real figs are in the cookie!
This fig cookie recipe was tested twice before a photo was posted here. But then, this is real life in the real world. Sometimes you have to make things twice to get it right. No?
Check out this fig newton recipe and then make a batch of your own from those incredible edible fresh figs!
The jam part of this recipe is a healthy dessert you can make easily. It's one reason to love Autumn.
Fresh figs are delicious raw as is. But if you wanna know how to cook figs the easy way yet so delicious, try this fig newton recipe.
Lay off the store bought. They're loaded with preservatives, sugars and chemical ingredients like almost all packaged foods sold out there.