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11.13.2014

Almond - Cookie FIG NEWTONS


Ingredients

COOKIE LAYER---------

3 1/2 cups almond flour
1tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp guar gum
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1/2 cup honey

FIG LAYER----------------

about 10 large figs
about 6 dates

 First divide the dough in half.  Grease the pan and press the almond dough into the bottom. Set that aside.
 I use a food processor to combine the dates and figs.  This mixture should be the consistency of playdough. I am using some organic figs that COSTCO is selling right now.
 In order to make the middle fig layer fairly even you have to drop small amounts evenly around the pan. Work your way around the pan pressing the fig mixture over the bottom cookie layer.
 Next divide the remaining cookie dough into small cookie logs.  Flatten the dough logs into rectangles that are roughly the size of your pan width. 
 Layer the dough over the fig layer of your bars.  Press the sides together. 
 Bake your Newtons until golden brown. 
 You can cut your Newtons into any shape.  I try and cut them small because they are so rich and everyone eats them so fast. 
These Newtons cut into 40 pieces range about 10g carbs per piece.  There is a total of about 400g carbs in this recipe.  I believe that you could try and fill these cookies with any dried fruit mixture.  Let me know what you try and how it turns out!