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Buttery Fig Bar Cookies

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Ingredients
  Ripe figs 2 Pound
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Pound, softened (1 Cup, Divided)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Rolled oats 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Directions

Remove stems and blossom ends from figs; coarsely chop figs, place in a 2- to 3-quart pan, and add lemon juice and granulated sugar.
Stir well.
Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until reduced to 2 cups; as mixture thickens, reduce heat to prevent scorching.
Remove from heat and let cool.
In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar.
In another bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt.
Add to creamed mixture; blend well.
Stir in oats.
Press half the mixture evenly over bottom of a 9- by 13-inch baking dish.
Spread fig mixture on top.
Top evenly with remaining oat mixture and pat down lightly.
Bake in a 400° oven until lightly browned (20 to 25 minutes).
Let cool in pan on a rack.
While still warm, cut into about 1 1/2 - by 2 1/2-inch bars.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Fig
Interest: 
Quick
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes

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