Italian Christmas Cookies with Figs & Walnuts

Italian Christmas Cookies with Figs & Walnuts

  • Prepare: 1H
  • Cook: 15M
  • Total: 1H 15M
Italian Christmas Cookies with Figs & Walnuts

Italian Christmas Cookies with Figs & Walnuts

Ingredients

  • Produce

    • 1 lb Figs, dried
    • 1 Orange, juice and zest of
    • 1 cup Seedless raisins
  • Refrigerated

    • 2 Eggs, large
  • Condiments

    • 1 cup Honey
  • Baking & Spices

    • 2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
    • 2 1/2 tsp Baking powder
    • 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
    • 1 Colored sprinkles
    • 1 1/2 cups Powdered sugar
    • 1/4 tsp Salt
    • 1/2 cup Sugar
    • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 1/2 lb Walnuts, toasted
  • Drinks

    • 3 tbsp Orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • Dairy

    • 1 stick Butter, unsalted
    • 1/4 cup Milk
  • Beer, Wine & Liquor

    • 1/2 cup Rum, dark
  • Time
  • Prepare: 1H
  • Cook: 15M
  • Total: 1H 15M

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Ingredients

  • 2½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (4 oz. or 113g) unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 lb (450g) dried figs, chopped
  • 1 cup seedless raisins
  • juice and zest of 1 orange
  • ½ lb (225g) toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • colored sprinkles

Directions

  • The dough. Pulse the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse again. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and milk and process until you get a smooth dough. Shape into a disk, cut into 4 equal pieces, wrap in plastic, and store in a fridge until needed.
  • The filling. In a food processor, pulse the figs, raisins, orange zest, orange juice, and walnuts until finely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the honey, rum, and cinnamon. Mix well. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line two bakings sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Shaping the cookies. Working with 1 piece of the dough at a time, roll it out to an 8 x 8 inch (20x20cm) square and cut it in half. Brush the bottom inch of each piece with cold water. Spoon the filling from one end of each piece to another (in the center) in a thick ribbon. Fold the moistened edge of the dough over the filling and press to seal.
  • Cut each strip into 1-inch (2.5cm) parts. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and repeat with all the remaining dough. Dont overcrowd your baking sheets leaving some space between the cookies.
  • Bake the cookies for about 14-16 minutes until their tops are golden. When done, remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before covering with the glaze.
  • The icing. Meanwhile, prepare the icing by whisking the sugar and orange juice in a small bowl until smooth. Dip the top of each cookie in the icing and top with the colored sprinkles. Let the icing harden before serving. Enjoy!
  • Serves: 60 cookies
  • Prepare: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • TotalTime:
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Italian Christmas Cookies (Cuccidati - w/ Figs & Walnuts

Descrition:

These Italian Christmas Cookies (Cuccidati are filled with a flavorful rum infused mixture of dried figs and walnuts which will blow your mind!

Italian Christmas Cookies with Figs & Walnuts

  • Produce

    • 1 lb Figs, dried
    • 1 Orange, juice and zest of
    • 1 cup Seedless raisins
  • Refrigerated

    • 2 Eggs, large
  • Condiments

    • 1 cup Honey
  • Baking & Spices

    • 2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
    • 2 1/2 tsp Baking powder
    • 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
    • 1 Colored sprinkles
    • 1 1/2 cups Powdered sugar
    • 1/4 tsp Salt
    • 1/2 cup Sugar
    • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 1/2 lb Walnuts, toasted
  • Drinks

    • 3 tbsp Orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • Dairy

    • 1 stick Butter, unsalted
    • 1/4 cup Milk
  • Beer, Wine & Liquor

    • 1/2 cup Rum, dark

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Italian Christmas Cookies (Cuccidati - w/ Figs & Walnuts

These Italian Christmas Cookies (Cuccidati are filled with a flavorful rum infused mixture of dried figs and walnuts which will blow your mind!