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       Title: FIG NEWTON BARS
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 Servings
  
       3 c  Flour, sifted
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Cinnamon
     2/3 c  Butter or margarine
     1/2 c  Brown sugar - dark, firmly
            Packed
     1/2 c  Brown sugar - light, firmly
            Packed
       2    Egg whites
       1 ts Vanilla
            **** FIG FILLING ****
       3 c  Figs, fresh, finely chopped
            (see note)
     1/4 c  Water
       2 tb Sugar
       2 tb Lemon juice
  
   Sift flour with salt and cinnamon. Cream butter and sugars until very
   fluffy; beat in egg whites and vanilla. Slowly work in flour; wrap dough
   and chill 2 to 3 hours. Meanwhile, prepare filling. Simmer the ingredients
   together, stirring frequently, 5 to 7 minutes until thick. Cool but do not
   chill.     When dough has chilled long enough, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
   Roll out dough, a small portion at a time, 1/4 inch thick and cut in pieces
   about 2 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches long. Place a level teaspoon of fig
   mixture in the center of each and fold dough around filling as though
   folding a business letter. Flatten cookies slightly and place seam down 1
   inch apart on ungreased baking sheets; bake about 12 minutes until lightly
   browned and just firm. Cool on racks. NOTE: If fresh figs are not
   available, substitute 2 cups finely chopped dried golden figs and increase
   water to 1 cup.
   
   : Submitted by: Pat Stockett
   : Area: INTL. ECHO: COOKING
   : Posted on: 03 Aug 96 From: Theresa Merkling
   
   From: Danial Mannen                   Date: 12 Jan 97
  
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