Company's Coming Cookies cookbook. Instead of using their version of filling, I just substituted my jam.
It was a suprisingly uncomplicated process. Once I had the dough for the fig newtons chilling in the fridge, I made these chocolate chip peanut butter cookies to pass the time.
How was that a hard thing to do you ask? Well, I'd forgotten one of the main properties of cooked jam: it sets like super-glue when you let it cool. So, I was able to slice the long rolls into cookies, but getting them off the pan was another story all together. Oops.
Lessons learned from today's fig newton experiment:
- You too can stick it to the man and make your own preservative free fig newton cookies.
- For the love of all that is good in this world, don't touch the hot jam when it comes out of the oven! It's worse than a glue gun and just as hard to get off your fingers.
- Cut the cookies as soon as you take them out of the oven, or you may be eating cookies with a foil or paper backing.
- I am going to gain a ton of weight if I don't stop eating these bad boys.
- Side lesson: peanut butter cookies are just as awesome as when you were a kid. And the ones with the slightly burnt bottoms are still the best tasting.