A guest blog from a Site Coordinator in Montana, Devannie.
I saw a post for homemade fig newtons on a Facebook page and once I got my basket I decided the recipe looked easy enough so I tried it and am very glad I did. I had two clam shells of figs which was the perfect amount for making the recipe. I boiled the figs per recipe and stored in fridge overnight as the temperature outside was warming up fast and didn’t want to use oven. I made the dough the next morning and it was all so easy. Had the cookies done by 8am (I’m an early riser) and house smelled wonderful after baking them. I did see a post where someone cut the sugar in half and I think that would’ve been fine, you drain the figs once cooked anyway and I think the figs have enough sweetness that it would’ve been fine. Will try that and make with wheat flour or 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white next time I make them. The recipe is definitely a keeper!! Devannie