I got this from an internet search...so I have no idea of the pts value per cookie. Hope someone can help me with that. Also, I imagine the points value would change if whole wheat flour and light margarine was used.
Any help appreciated!
Title: FIG NEWTON BARS
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
1/2 c Brown sugar - light, firmly
2 Egg whites
1 ts Vanilla
**** FIG FILLING ****
3 c Figs, fresh, finely chopped
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.
From: Danial Mannen Date: 12 Jan 97