Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Fig Filled Cookies
Contributed by: janet bAdded: May 11, 2009 at 09:05 AM


If you like Fig Newtons this is a great recipe

  • 2 cups dried figs, stems removed, chopped (food processor works very well)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (your choice)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup butter or ghee
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups BTD flour, might need more if dough is too sticky in bowl
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
How to make it:
  1. In a saucepan, combine figs, sugar, water and lemon juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thick and jam-like. Cool.
  2. In a bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, soda and salt. Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface and knead a few times to make a smooth ball.
  3. With a floured rolling pin, roll dough out to a 14x12-inch rectangle. Cut dough with a knife into 4 strips, 3-1/2 inches wide and 12 inches long.
  4. Spoon filling in a mound down the center of each strip. Using a spatula, turn in side of each strip to enclose filling, press edges together. With a sharp knife, cut each strip into 10 pieces.
  5. Place seam-side down on greased baking sheets and bake at 375 Fahrenheit for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are puffed and firm to the touch.
  6. Cool on rack and store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.