Friday, December 7, 2012

Italian Fig Cookie Thumbprint Recipe

Filling:
1 1/2 cups dried figs
3/4 cup yellow light raisins
1/4 cup silvered almonds or coarse chopped walnuts
1/2 cup mixed dried fruits
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water hot
pinch of cinnamon
In a food processor chop everything until it's coarsely ground set aside.
3-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1  cup butter, softened
1/3 cup butter or lard
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream plus two tablespoons
1 egg yolk

Combine all ingredients blending together until this forms a ball.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll into balls. With the bottom of a floured finger make an indentation in the center. Place on parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes. Fill with fig filling. Bake at 350 degree hot oven until set not browned around 5 minutes. Cool sprinkle with powdered sugar.

+claudia lamascolo  Author

9 comments:

Federica said...

These cookies are delicious and a greedy idea for Christmas gifts :) Bye, have a good we

Greg said...

These cookies sound delicious. My mom used to make a fig cookie at Christmas but the recipe is long since gone. I may have to try this one as a replacement.

drick perry said...

yum, on my cookie-to-make list....

Paola Bacci said...

Una vera delizia, bravissima, buon weekend!!!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Yummy cookies! I love making Italian style cookies during the holidays.

Kathy said...

These cookies look so wonderful!! I love figs! I am bookmarking this recipe…sounds like my kind of cookie!

Parsley Sage said...

Nice! These look figtaculous :)

Roz P. said...

I've only had fig newton cookies and know that your fig cookies must be SO MUCH better, Claudia! I love this recipe!

Melynda and Terry, we are the Browns! said...

These sound wonderful. Thumbprint cookies are fun to make with the family, thanks!