History Behind the Fig Newton
The chewy texture of the fig newton is somewhat inviting while its dryness welcomes something cool to wash it down. Some people eat fig newtons because they are simply good medicine. Others call them cookies filled with staled jam. Whether the figgy little cookie is perfect or not with your favorite brew is nothing more than simply a matter of preference. Before delving into some cookie 'goodness' how about a little laughter!
- Fig Newtons were created in 1891 by the Kennedy Biscuit Works in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. According to Nabisco, “Fig Newtons were named after either Sir Isaac Newton or the town of Newton, Massachusetts.”
- Fig Newtons were one of the first commercially baked products in America.
- The Fig Newton is the 3rd most popular cookie in the U.S., with over 1 billion consumed each year.
Have you ever thought about making homemade fig newtons? It can be done! Here are some recipes for starters:
Fig Newtons - Homemade (Recipe)
Italian Fig Cookies (Recipe)
Fig Newtons (Recipe & a Funny Story!)
Homemade Fig Newtons
This recipe features a flavorful homemade fig preserve inside a buttery, orange-scented cookie.
Fig Newton Tart (Recipe)
Baking with figs - going beyond the fig newton!
Did you expect this post to end without chocolate? NO WAY!
Chocolate Covered Fig Newtons on a Stick (Recipe)
Is your mouth watering yet?