Cuccidati-Italian Fig Cookies

DOUGH – ½ cup butter softened – ¼ cup granulated sugar – ¼ tsp. baking soda – 1 egg – 1 tsp. vanilla – 1-3/4 cups all purpose flour FIG FILLING – 1 cup dried and chopped figs stems removed – 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds – 2/3 cup raisins – 1/4 cup chocolate chips add more if you like more chocolate flavor – 1/2 cup orange juice – 1/2 cup Moscato or Marsala or white wine – 1 teaspoon grated lemon – 1/4 cup honey – 2 Tablespoons orange marmalade – 1 teaspoon cinnamon LEMON GLAZE – 1 cup confectioners’ sugar – 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice plus more if necessary – rainbow nonpareils


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Cook time: 50 min

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Cuccidati- Sicilian Fig Cookies are traditionally served during the holidays, especially Christmas.The sweet dough is similar to that of a butter cookie and the filling is a mixture of dried figs, raisins, almonds, chocolate, jam, honey, and spices. The perfect cookie to give as a gift!

Why you’ll love this recipe? – This Sicilian fig cookie is a perfect addition to your Christmas cookie tray! – The soft and buttery dough is easy, and the filling  can be made the night before to save time. – A lovely lemon flavored icing adds extra flavor and is so pretty! – The fig filling is delicious and smells incredible baking away!

Can these cookies be prepped ahead of time? The best tip I  suggest is to prep the filling even a few days ahead. Do the dough the night before. It has to be nice and chilled. The day you're ready to bake them, let the dough rest a few minutes before rolling it out.


How do you store these cuccidati? Cuccidati are great to bake ahead of time as they store nicely.. Store in a sealed container with parchment or wax paper between the layers. Can you freeze cuccidati? Yes! These cookies freeze very well!Freeze for up to three months in an airtight container.


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