Fig Newtons A Classic Snack With A Delicious Twist

Fig Newtons: A Classic Snack With A Delicious Twist


Who can resist the sweet allure of a Fig Newton? These classic snacks, filled with fig paste and wrapped in a soft biscuit, have been delighting taste buds for generations. But did you know you can make them at home? Read on to discover the secrets to crafting the perfect Fig Newton.


Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 170g (1 cup) of dried figs, chopped – this is about 12 dried figs in the imperial system
  • 120ml (1/2 cup) of water
  • 100g (1/2 cup) of granulated sugar
  • 110g (1/2 cup) of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 200g (1 cup) of all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Start by making the fig filling. In a small saucepan, combine the chopped figs, water and 50g (1/4 cup) of sugar. Simmer over medium heat until the figs are soft and the mixture has thickened. This should take about 10 minutes.
  2. While the figs are cooking, you can start on the dough. Beat the butter and the remaining 50g (1/4 cup) of sugar together until creamy. Then, beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  3. Slowly add the flour and salt to the butter mixture, stirring until the dough comes together.
  4. Once the fig mixture has cooled, spread it on half of the dough. Fold the other half over the filling and press lightly to seal.
  5. Cut the dough into individual cookies and bake at 180C (350F) for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.


  • For a healthier version, you can replace the sugar with honey or agave syrup.
  • If you don’t have fresh figs, dried figs will work just as well.
  • These homemade Fig Newtons can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.


Making your own Fig Newtons can be a fun and rewarding experience. Not only do you have control over the ingredients, but you can also customize the recipe to suit your tastes. So why not give it a try? You might just discover that homemade is even better than store-bought!

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