Sicilian Fig Cookies Recipe

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Sicilian Fig Cookies
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  1. To make Pastry: Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter, eggs, vanilla and milk. Stir into a smooth dough. Remove dough from bowl and shape into a circle. Cut into 4 equal pieces, wrap in plastic and chill.
  2. To make the Filling: Use the zest and juice of the orange and place in large bowl. Mix in figs, raisins and nuts. Process in food processor until evenly chopped. Stir in honey, rum and cinnamon, and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  4. Remove dough from refrigerator. Roll one piece of dough at a time into an 8-inch wide strip about 1/4-inch thick. Cut lengthwise in half, forming two long strips, each about 4 inches wide. Lay strips on work surface. Brush top inch of each with cold water. About 1/3 of the way up from the bottom of the dough, place 1/4 of the filling in a 1-inch wide strip, running from end to end. Fold the moistened edge of the dough over the filling and press to seal edges. Cut each strip into 1-inch rectangles and place on cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining sections of dough.
  5. Bake 13 to 16 minutes, or until tops are golden. Let cool on cookie sheets for 10 minutes. Transfer to wire racks.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1219.81 Kcal (5107 kJ)
Calories from fat 521.93 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57.99g 89%
Cholesterol 136.11mg 45%
Sodium 145.31mg 6%
Potassium 1181.78mg 25%
Total Carbs 159.03g 53%
Sugars 83.71g 335%
Dietary Fiber 12.26g 49%
Protein 20.44g 41%
Vitamin C 19.5mg 33%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Calcium 261.6mg 26%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 346.12 Kcal (1449 kJ)
Calories from fat 148.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.46g 89%
Cholesterol 38.62mg 45%
Sodium 41.23mg 6%
Potassium 335.33mg 25%
Total Carbs 45.12g 53%
Sugars 23.75g 335%
Dietary Fiber 3.48g 49%
Protein 5.8g 41%
Vitamin C 5.5mg 33%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 13%
Iron 1.2mg 23%
Calcium 74.2mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 28.4
  • 33

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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