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


If you like Fig Newtons this is a great recipe

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 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.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Fig (Fresh/Dried)1 ,2 B B B B N B B B
Vanilla  N N N N N N N A
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Sugar (Brown/White)  N A N A N A N A
Lemon/Lemon Juice1 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Spelt Flour/Products2 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 27, 2010 at 07:24 PM By: Joe