From a very young age, my kids enjoyed Fig Newtons. They were soft and not as sweet as most cookies. Figs are rich and filling too, making these sturdy cookies the perfect treat to pull out at the park. They seem to hold up well in a lunch box or a mom's bag.
Making fig cookies is a great way to be sure you know every ingredient. You can make them any size as well; a big plus if you are sharing them with your youngest chefs. Celebrate National Fig Newton Day by making up a batch!