---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
       Title: HONEY NEWTONS
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 42 servings
     1/2 lb Dried figs
       1 c  Water plus
       3 tb Water
     1/2 c  Honey
       2 ts Lemon juice
       1 c  Butter
       2 c  Cheddar,grated
       2 c  Sifted a/p flour
   Directions: For the cookie dough: Cream butter, add cheese (at room
   temperature), and cream until well blended Stir in flour, mix well, and
   chill. To prepare filling, combine remaining ingredients, and simmer
   gently, stirring. Cook intil consistency of marmalade, approximately 15
   mins. 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 cooki tops in
   several places. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 mins. or until lightly browned.
   Remove to racks to cool. -from First Prize Cookbook;recipe by Marge
        Liz Parkinson