[Sca-cooks] Fig Newtons from God?

otsisto otsisto at socket.net
Sat Mar 29 22:05:51 PDT 2008

cookie dough rolled flat to about 1/8th inch and cut circles out. Various
fillings with poppyseed the most common. three sides brought up and pinched
together around the filling.
heres Wiki to show what I am talking about


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Aldyth asked:

<<< This morning at work a wonderful older jewish lady brought in a
care package to say thank you for taking such good care of her
terrier.? She knows I like to cook.? Her words were, "The little
basket is full of Fig Newtons from God.?Just for you. Guess what they
are. They are as old as Abraham"

So, I sampled one.? Very light outside butter cookie dough that was
rolled out or flattened. Inside one was what I thought would be fig,
but was poppy seed goo.? Another one was strawberry I think.? The
edges of the cookie were folded up on the filling, leaving a finger
print sized hole. Mostly round, or sort of 3 sided. They also had
been dusted with powdered sugar, (I hope that was what it was).

Surely not a cuskeynole.? Google was helpful with various versions of
thumbprint cookies. If this is?a period cookie, it would be wonderful
to include on a dessert sideboard.? Ideas? >>>

No, not a cuskeynole. I'm afraid that there are probably quite a
number of cookies and variations which match the description you've
given so far. My guess might be mamouls.

mamouls-msg       (20K)  1/ 9/02    A Middle Eastern date/nut/dried
fruit filled
                                        cookie embossed with patterns.

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