Sicilian Fig Cookies

Sicilian Fig Cookies

Sicilian Fig Cookies
These Sicilian cookies are delicious fig-filled pastries. You can substitute the figs with dried dates. Hazelnuts can also be used in place of walnuts.

For the pastry: Combine flour sugar baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Add butter eggs vanilla and milk; mix into a smooth dough.

Turn dough out and shape into a circle; cut into 4 equal pieces cover in plastic wrap and chill.

For the filling: Zest and juice orange into a large bowl; add figs raisins and nuts.

Transfer mixture to a food processor; blend until evenly chopped.

Stir in honey rum and cinnamon; set aside.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Grease cookie sheets.