Candid Reflections

June 29, 2009

waving goodbye to what FIG-ure I once had!

Filed under: In the Kitchen — Tags: , , — candid reflections @ 1:18 pm

I’ve had a love for fig cookies ever since I was a kid.  Yesterday I made them in my kitchen for the first time, and let’s just say, it definitely won’t be the last!

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Yummy Fig Cookies

Filling:
1 lb. raisins
1 lb. dried figs
1 ½ cups honey
1 cup water
1 small orange
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cookie:
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 ½ teaspoon baking powder
5 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon salt

Begin by grinding figs and raisins.  Add finely grated orange rind.  Place in a sauce pan and add honey, water, cinnamon, and vanilla.  Boil for 15-20 minutes, stirring until condensed like jam.  Set aside to cool.

For cookie dough, cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs.  Measure vanilla into milk.  Mix dry ingredients together.  Then add dry ingredients and milk alternately to creamed mixture.  Mix well.
Refrigerate dough for at least one hour.

Roll dough out thin, and cut into rounds using small biscuit cutter.  Place about a tablespoon of cooled filling between two dough circles, pinching edges together.  Prick the top of the dough and bake 35o° for 15 minutes (till golden brown.)

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