Cucidati II

4.5
(19)

This takes some time to prepare, but is well worth the work. I looked years for this recipe for my father-in-law. After many tries, I found the one that reminded him of his grandmother's Christmas cookies.

1
Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried figs

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 2 ½ teaspoons orange zest

  • ½ pound chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup honey

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup orange marmalade

  • 2 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Grind the figs, raisins, orange zest and walnuts in a food processor, blender or food grinder. If the mixture is too thick, a couple of tablespoons of water can be added. Gradually blend in the honey, cinnamon, chocolate chips and orange marmalade. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease two baking sheets.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking powder. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the eggs, milk and vanilla until the mixture can be gathered into a ball. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut the dough into strips that are 4 inches wide. Spread filling onto one half of each strip lengthwise. Fold the dough over to cover and seal the edges by pressing on them with the tines of a fork. Slice the filled strips crosswise at an angle about every inch or so. This will make diamond shapes. Place the cookies onto the prepared cookie sheet.

  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on wire racks. Glaze with your favorite confectioners' glaze and top with sprinkles for added festivity.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
5g Fat
23g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 114mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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