A Fig Newton is a popular commercially-produced cookie or biscuit known for its soft, cake-like texture and filled with a sweet fig paste. It typically consists of a chewy outer pastry made from flour, sugar, and shortening, enclosing a filling made from figs, sometimes combined with other ingredients like sugar, spices, or flavorings.

The cookie is usually rectangular in shape and individually wrapped in wax paper or plastic to maintain freshness. It has a slightly grainy texture due to the fig seeds in the filling and a sweet taste that combines the natural sweetness of figs with the cookie’s pastry exterior.

Fig Newtons have been enjoyed as a snack or dessert for many years and have become a recognizable and beloved treat for those who enjoy the combination of fruity filling within a soft pastry shell.

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