I started out with the intention of making fig newtons, and ended up making jelly roll cookies. They’re not that much different from one another. And the reason I switched gears? I took an informal poll here regarding the pending fig newton recipe, with unusual silence, followed by “when are you making donuts again?”.
I thought my kids liked fig newtons—I purchased the raspberry fig newtons, for the record. But it turns out they were just hungry, and didn’t have a discerning palate, as they do now.
In any case, I made fresh fig jam, and made a round of cookies. I ate them. They were good. And then, I did it again with my favorite fruit spread, and, ah, yes, a little better when it’s the jam you love. So, pick your favorite jelly, fruit spread, or other filling, and try these. They come out of the oven with a crunchy shell – they do soften up to be a fig newton style cookie as they cool, but you can reheat them for a few minutes at about 3oo degrees F to get the slight outer crunch back.
Let me start by saying you have the best recipes ever! My best friend and I just made the chocolate chip scones today and they were great! I saw that you addressed another comment about coconut flour-is it really not possible to substitute? I’m not very good with experimenting but I would love to make these, and I don’t use almond flour.
Thank you so much, and PLEASE, keep up the good work!
I am planning on making these for my son, do you think it will make any difference if I substituted figs with strawberry? I would use your recipe for the strawberry jam.
You can use any jam really, so yes the strawberry jam is a great sub.
What can I replace the apple juice with if I use some other berry for a Low Carb option?
I guess water and your sweetener of choice would work.
I can’t wait to try these!!! Eddie and I were just talking about fig newtons the other day, you must have been listening!
I love the new look, very crisp and clean.
Erica – you are right, it is a Canadian site! Thank you so much. I was able to ask my local specialty food store to bring this into stock, so I am all set.
Thank you for your help!
P.S. Made your strawberry/rhubarb tart for Thanksgiving this weekend and it was a hit! 🙂
Hi Kelsi. This page has a bunch of sources for almond flour: https://comfybelly.wpengine.com/2009/01/the-scoop-on-almond-flour.html
I’m pretty sure Buyalmondflour.com is Canadian-based.
Unfortunately, almond and coconut flour behave differently, so it depends on the recipe. Sorry!
I love this blog! Recently started the SCD and am really appreciating all your inspiration (as is my husband – he was quite scared to say goodbye to his comfort foods!)
Question – I am unable to source Almond Flour (and live in Canada, so cannot get the Honeywell on-line) – will coconut flour work for most recipes? I can source that easily here, so am wondering if I should go through the hassle of trying to find someone to ship it over the border…
Thanks and keep up the good work!
Hi Sophie. Thanks for the kind comments and for stopping by 🙂
Waw!! This recipe, aka the endresult looks mighty pretty & ooh so tasty too!
I really love all of your unique recipes. I am recently gf & lactose intolerant. I love to make & bake things, gf & dairy free too!
I love your COOl blog!
Many greetings from a foodie fan from Brussels, Belgium!
Thanks Jill – love your blog too!!
I wish I lived at your house! Hope to make these soon. LOVE LOVE your blog.
Thank you very much for this delicious recipe. So kind of you to share.
Thanks so much for creating these! I love fig newtons. I have since I was a child. And they were one of the things I missed most when I went grain free. I’ll be trying these this weekend. Mmmm, figs!