I saw these on facebook and just had to make them for our first ladies meeting of the new year. Of course, mine didn't turn out quite like facebook's version. I think my newtons were too small. Or my icing was too fat. Or probably both!
First take fig newtons:
Then cut off one wraparound side.
They will look like this:
Give the edges you cut off to your resident pirate: Oh wait, that's probably just me!
Break off tiny pieces of fruit rollup, probably about the size of your fingernail. It really doesn't matter if it has designs on it; you can't really tell, can you? Get a super sharp knife and slide it in the fig about 2 centimeters. I'm bad at math and grew up in a country that uses the metric system, so if you want to know how many inches that is, go get a ruler. :-) I found it easier to get the rollup to stay in there properly if you make the hole with your knife first, then kinda ease the rollup in the hole with it next to your knife, using your finger to keep it there as you remove the knife. The knife will get all figgy, and a little fig is good, but too much will make the newton fall apart.
I used cookie icing to make the crosses. It came out kinda fat. Plus I'm not very good at this, so if you are, you can probably make it look better. It's important to do the bookmark in first, and then do the cross, because you'll be manhandling the newton when you put the bookmark in.
The ones from facebook had boxes all around the crosses and lines on the spine. But everyone knew exactly what mine were (Bibles) without all that other stuff. Plus those extra lines would have taken me so much longer. I didn't bring home any, so they were a hit!
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.