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Fig Cookies aka Cuccidati Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
mary disomma

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
8 cups flour
12 teaspoons baking powder
8 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 sticks of butter
2 cups sugar

Fig Filling:
1 lb. figs chopped
1 cup raisins
cup walnuts
cup honey
Juice of 2 oranges. The rind of 1 orange.

Directions:
Directions:
Cream the butter and sugar.
Add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla.
Mix in the dry ingredients.
If the dough is too dry you can add another egg.

For Fig Filling
Using the grinder attachment with the mixer, grind the figs (make sure to cut off the tough ends and cut the figs in half before grinding them. When I forget to do that, my grinder always gets clogged), walnuts and raisins.
After they are ground add the honey and orange juice and rind. Mix altogether.

Roll the dough out, add a line of fig filling. Fold the dough over the filling. Cut into slices.
Keep in mind that the dough will rise a lot. So don't cut the cookies too thick.

Bake at 350 for approximately 25 minutes.
Ice the cookies and decorate with sprinkles.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 dozen cookies
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 1/2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
If I had to pick 1 cookie to make for Christmas, this one would be it. It's my signature. My grandmother and my mother made these every year. I am always amazed that I can keep them in the freezer for a year and they taste like I made them yesterday.

 

 

 

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