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Italian Fig Cookies


These cookies are gluten-free.





  1. Dough: Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg yolks, vanilla extract and salt. Whisk egg whites until soft peaks. Blend in flour and baking powder by hand. Knead dough until smooth and workable. Blend in egg whites. Add milk to reach workable consistency. Not too sticky not to thick.
  2. Filling: Cut up figs, orange, and apple into small pieces. Food processes figs, raisins, orange, and apple. If the mixture is too dry, mix in up to 1/2 cup of water, but you most likely won’t need it. Add spices and chopped nuts to the ground fig mixture.
  3. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Press out 1/2 dough onto parchment-papered cookie/jellyroll sheet. Spread fig mixture on top. Press out 1/2 dough over mixture.
  5. Bake on greased cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Cut when cool.


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