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Fig Drop Cookies

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  • 1 cup dried figs, cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


In saucepan, combine figs and water. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is a thick paste. Cool.

Cream shortening, butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Into another bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Add sifted dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, blending well. Stir in fig paste until well blended. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 11 to 14 minutes,. Cool completely before storing in a tightly covered container.
Makes about 30 to 36 cookies.

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 5 out of 5
Just like Fig Newtons, Member aliceinthewater

Once I took these out of the oven and let them cool my husband snatched one off the plate. He then proceeded to do a little happy dance. These cookies are exactly like fig newtons. Thanks for posting!

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