---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
       Title: Honey Newtons
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 42 servings
     1/2 lb Dried figs
       2 ts Lemon juice
       1 c  Water plus
       1 c  Butter
       3 tb Water
       2 c  Cheddar; grated
     1/2 c  Honey
       2 c  Flour
        For the cookie dough:  Cream butter, add cheese (at room temperature),
   and cream until well blended.  Stir in sifted all- purpose flour; mix well,
   and chill.
       To prepare filling, combine remaining ingredients, and simmer gently,
   stirring.  Cook until consistency of marmalade, approximately 15 minutes.
   Set aside to cool.
       Roll dough 1/8 thick on lightly floured board.  Cut in 2 circles. Put
   one half of the circles 1 apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Place 1
   tsp. filling in center of each cookie. Top each with another circle of
   dough. Press edges with fork to seal. Prick cookie tops in several places.
   Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to
   racks to cool. -from First Prize Cookbook;recipe by Marge Walker-Indiana