italian fig cookies

May
3

I hope someone can help me out lol
I am looking for an italian fig cookie recipe, My italian Gramma used to make them for us at xmas, she never wrote down the recipe either, and has been gone for several years now. and I have a craving for those cookies.
They were a pale dough that I think she put the fig filling in and rolled them, cause they were cut before baking, then she put icing on them(I think she used 10x sugar)and covered them in colored sprinkles, my cousin and I have tried a few recipes but have not gotten close to what she used to make.
thanks Anna




Comments

  1. BuckeyeGirl says:

    I remember a neighbor making these, I think we (her daughter Terri and I) helped a little but I sure don’t remember much except they took ALL DAY LONG to make.

    I remember how wonderful they are though! Growing up in a neighborhood of Italian and Polish families, we shared LOTS of great food and my Polish mother made GREAT lasagna, and Terri’s mom learned to make galumpki (stuffed cabbage). I’m sure hoping someone comes through with a good recipe for you (us?)! 😉

  2. TerriLaChicks says:

    I have that recipe but I’m at work right now–I will post it to you later. My grandparents were from Sicily & we still make all the Italian cookies at Christmas every year.
    lol, I’m a “Terri” too!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Anna try this link on you tube

    part 1
    http://www.youtube.com/user/DepressionCooking#p/c/DB1F7B607A4D82C7/2/c5tXODF4of0

    part 2
    http://www.youtube.com/user/DepressionCooking#p/c/DB1F7B607A4D82C7/1/YhBZrPk2xaY

    they are called “cucidati”
    I have her cookbook with the recipe if you need it just let me know (it’s rather long)

  4. Keelenorth says:

    Anna I have this one for you to try I hope you enjoy it

    CUCCIDATI (Italian Fig Cookies)

    Ingredients:
    DOUGH:
    4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 cup sugar
    1 tablespoon plus powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup (2 sticks ) butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    1/2 cup milk
    1 tablespoon vanilla
    FILLING:
    1 cup dried figs
    ½ cup dried dates, pitted
    ½ cup raisins
    3/4 cup whole almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
    3/4 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
    3/4 cup honey
    1/4 cup brandy
    1 1/2 tsp orange zest
    1 tsp lemon zest
    1 tbs cinnamon
    1/4 tsp cloves
    1/4 tsp nutmeg

    Preparation:

    1.Dough: Cream butter. Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla; beat until creamy. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add the creamed mixture and knead will; slowly add milk during the kneading process.
    2.Filling: Grind figs, dates and raisins. Add spices and nuts to the ground fig mixture. Mix the honey and brandy to the ground mixture until the mixture is thoroughly wett.
    3.Cut the dough into 4 pieces. Roll out each piece of dough. Cut the dough into 4 by 3-inch rectangles. Spoon 2 tablespoons of filling down the center of each rectangle. Fold the long sides of each rectangle inward to the center to enclose the filling; pinch the edges to seal. Turn rolls seam-sides down and press gently to flatten seams. Cut logs crosswise with a floured knife into 1 1/2-inch-wide slices and arrange 1/2 inch apart on buttered large baking sheets.
    4.Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes in a 190 C (375 F) oven.
    5.Frost with icing: mix 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and enough milk (about 1 ½ tablespoons) to make of spreading consistency Sprinkle with small multicolored decorative candies.

  5. CindyP says:

    Keelenorth — will you submit that into the recipes? Then everyone can enjoy it! 🙂

  6. AnnaXLA1 says:

    thankyou thankyou thankyou lol

    thanks for the youtube links but I can’t load them, I am on dialup and it takes ages if I try lol

    Oh yes please submit the recipe so everyone else can grab it if they want.

    you all have no idea how happy this makes me lol

  7. David says:

    I sure wish I could as I LOVE figs in any shape or form.
    Hopefully someone will be able to provide us with that joy!

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