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Holiday Fig Filled Cookies Recipe

These cookies are just about the best ever fig cookies to make for the holidays. This is a family recipe that originated in Sicily and has been handed down from generation to generation. In Sicily these fig filled cookies are known as cucidati (kuchidatee) and are traditionally made at Christmas. Include them in a holiday cookie basket for an extra special treat.


cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
cup sugar
¾ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest or lemon zest
cups butter (room temperature)
1⅓ cups cold water
1 egg beaten with 1 tsp water for egg wash.
Ingredients for Fig Filling
3 cups dried figs, stems removed
3 cups seedless raisins
2 cups toasted almonds
2 cups toasted walnuts (or 1 cup walnuts and 1 cup pecans)
¾ cup honey
4 tablespoons orange juice
4 tablespoons freshly grated orange zest and/or lemon zest
½ cup orange marmalade
1 tablespoon cinnamon
icing sugar for sprinkling
multi-coloured sprinkles

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