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Little Maw-Maw's Italian Fig Cookies (Cuccidati)

Little Maw-Maw’s Italian Fig Cookies (Cuccidati)

Little Maw-Maw's Italian Fig Cookies (Cuccidati)
Little Maw-Maw’s Italian Fig Cookies (Cuccidati)
Little Maw-Maw's Italian Fig Cookies (Cuccidati)
 
Little Maw-Maw's Italian Fig Cookies (Cuccidati)
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Ingredients
  • FIG FILLING:
  • 2 (14-oz.) pkg. dried figs
  • 2 lb. boxes chopped dates
  • 1 (16-oz.) carton of raisins
  • 2 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 (16-oz.) jar fig, peach or apricot preserves
  • 1. Remove dried figs from pkg., place in bowl, cover with warm water (about 15 minutes). Once rehydrated, drain, cut off and discard stems.
  • 2. Grind or process figs, dates, raisins, pecans and preserves. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • COOKIE DOUGH:
  • 6 c. flour
  • 4 ½ t. baking powder
  • ½ t. salt
  • 1 lb. box powdered sugar
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • ⅓ c. milk
Instructions
  1. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cream sugar and butter.
  2. Beat together eggs, milk and vanilla. Add this mixture and dried ingredients to creamed mixture.
  3. Knead dough until very smooth, about 15 minutes.
  4. Cut dough into 10 pieces. Roll each piece to ¼” thickness. Cut into strips about 4” wide.
  5. Fill with fig filling and roll up and cut into any design you desire.
  6. Bake 325 for 10-15 minutes. They will be light brown. You can ice and decorate with candy sprinkles or leave plain.
  7. ICING:
  8. No specific recipe. Just add a little evaporated milk to sifted powdered sugar along with pink and green food coloring. Mixture will be slightly thick, but thin enough to dip cookie tops in.
  9. Once dipped, add sprinkles, allow to dry before storing in air-tight container.
Notes
*****Makes about 12 dozen.
 

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