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Cucidati - Italian Fig Cookies , Don't wait till Christmas to bake these wonderful Italian Cookies! Full of sweet and deep flavored figs!
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whipping cream + 2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg (beaten)
1 teaspoons vanilla
Cookie crust: In a large mixing bowl combine flour, 1/3 cup sugar,
And baking powder. Cut in butter till pieces are the size of small peas.
Stir in the whipping cream (un-beating) and egg till all is moistened.
Divide dough in half. Cover and chill about 2 hrs until easy to handle.
1 8-ounce package (1 1/2 cup dried figs) I like the light ones (figs)!!
3/4 cup light raisins
1/4 cup slivered almonds (or 1 cup coarse almonds and walnuts)(I like a lot of nuts)
1/2 dried mixed fruits- a little citron, orange .
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup hot water
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the filling: In a food processor bowl or with the coarse blade of a food
Grinder, process or grind figs, raisins, and almonds till coarsely chopped.
In a medium mixing bowl combine the 1/4 cup sugar, hot water, cinnamon and
pepper. Stir in the fruit mixture. Let filling stand till the dough is thoroughly
Roll each half of the dough into a 12-inch square. Cut each square into twelve
4x3-inch rectangles. Using a heaping tablespoon of filling for each rectangle,
Spread filling along one of the short sides of the rectangle. Roll up from that side
Place rolls, seam side down, on an ungreased cookie sheet. Curve each roll slightly.
Snip outer edge if curve three times. Brush with egg wash & sprinkle with decorative
Bake in a 350 oven for 20 to 25 minutes or till done. Remove and cool.