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Fresh Fig Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Fresh Fig Cookies, by , is from Nonna's Cucina , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Marie Hanley
Added: Tuesday, August 7, 2007


1 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Shortening
1 Egg, beaten
2 c. Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves
1 c. Fresh Figs, peeled and chopped
1/2 c. Chopped Walnuts

Heat oven to 350.
Cream sugar and shortening together. Add beaten egg. Sift dry ingredients and blend with creamed mixture. Fold in figs and walnuts. Drop on cookie sheet line with parchment or if you do not have parchement paper, grease cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on rack.




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