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       Title: Fig Newtons # 3
  Categories: Bar cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
     1/2 c  Shortening
     1/2 ts Salt
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
       3 c  Flour
       1    Egg; well beaten
       3 ts Baking powder
     1/2 c  Milk
       1 ts Vanilla
       1 c  Finely chopped figs
       Cream shortening and 1 cup sugar. Add egg and beat until light and
   fluffy. Mix milk and vanilla. Sift salt, flour and baking powder
   together. Add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Blend all
   well. Roll out to 1/8 inch thickness on lightly floured board.
   (Rectangle shape) Put figs in saucepan with remaining sugar and 1 cup
   boiling water. Boil 5 minutes. Cool. Spread cooked mixture over half
   the dough. Cover with the other half of the dough. Cut into oblong
   bars. Bake in 400 oven for 12 - 15 minutes.
       From-DDB15B- I got this one from my grandmother many years ago.
   She used this and it always turned out super. Karen Krugman