Italian Fig Cookies (Cucidati)

Italian Fig Cookies (Cucidati)
Italian Fig Cookies (Cucidati)
  • prep: 45 min
  • cook: 12 min
  • total: 57 min
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  • Summary

    Italian Fig Cookies, Cucidati, Sicilian Fig Cookies, or Christmas Fig Cookies are a few of the names you might find for this deliciously moist, tender and sweet, fruit filled cookie.

    Ingredients

    • For the dough:
    • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • ¼ cup granulated sugar
    • ¼ cup packed, light brown sugar
    • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1¾ cups unbleached all-purpose flourFor the fig filling:
    • 1 cup dried diced Calimyrna or Mission figs (stems removed) (6 or 7 ounce package)
    • ½ cup chopped pitted dates, finely chopped (or substitute raisins if preferred)
    • ½ cup orange juice, fresh squeezed (about 1 orange)
    • ? cup diced candied orange peel
    • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ? cup blanched almonds, chopped fine
    • 2 tablespoons dark spiced rum or Grand Marnier (orange liqueur)For the lemon glaze:
    • 1 cup of powdered sugar, sifted
    • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice (just enough to make a glaze you can slowly drizzle)
    • Sprinkles for decoration if desired

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 36
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 165 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 4 g 6.19%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 4.11%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 5 mg 1.62%
    • Sodium: 121 mg 5.06%
    • Calcium: 7 mg 0.71%
    • Potassium: 113 mg 3.22%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 2.51%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 30 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.03%
    • Sugar: 25 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 0.28%
    • Vitamin C 0.85%
    • Vitamin D 0.56%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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