Fig-Nut Squares

Bars and Squares
Christmas Cookies

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped dried figs
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Beats eggs in a medium mixing bowl until foamy; gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating well.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to egg mixture, sitting well. Stir in figs and pecans; spread in a greased 9-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. Cut into 1 1/2 – inch squares, and remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 3 dozen.

Note: 2 cups finely chopped dates may be used in place of figs.


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