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Cousin Dolly's Fig Cakes Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kathryn (Grimball) Denkman for Dolly Dopp

Category:
Category:
 

Filling


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 lb figs
Rind from 2 oranges and 2 lemons
1 box raisins
1 lb pecans
lb walnuts
2 lb pitted dates
c sugar
1 t cinnamon
1 or 2 jars honey (added later)
1 t black pepper

Directions:
Directions:
Ground figs and rest of ingredients for filling the night before. Use honey in place of sugar if needed for sweetness.
 

Dough


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 lb self-rising flour
1 lb Crisco
6 eggs
4 c sugar
1 T baking powder
1 t vanilla
2 c milk

Directions:
Directions:
Mix Crisco and sugar, beat fluffy and add eggs. Add vanilla; mix alternatively with milk and flour and baking powder.

Roll dough thin; cut 2 wide and fill.

Bake 350 deg F for 20 minutes or until light brown. Cool before icing.
 

Icing


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pkg powder sugar
Milk, as needed
Food coloring
Sprinkles
Colored beads

Directions:
Directions:
Once cookies are cool; ice and add sprinkles and/or colored beads.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
36 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Dolly Dopp was momma's first cousin.

 

 

 

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