Cuccidati- Italian Fig Cookies Recipe (cucidati)

If you love the taste of figs and cookies, then you will love these Italian Fig Cookies!

Total Time: 2 hours (includes chilling time)

Yield: 24 cookies

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You’re going to love these Italian Fig Cookies. They have a delicious fig, nut and butter filling and are decorated with a white glaze and colorful sprinkles.


baking powder







orange zest

candied orange/lemon peel


dried figs

pine nuts





orange juice

orange marmalade






powdered sugar

Mix and whisk the dry ingredients in a bow until incorporated. Then add and mix the beaten egg and zest.

Step 1

Add the butter slices into the flour-egg mixture and mix until incorporated. 

Step 2

Place the dough into a lightly floured surface and form a ball. Then, form it again into 2 equal portions. Wrap and store to use later.

Step 3

Soak the figs in hot water, then drain and squeeze excess water.  Add the nuts, spices, and salt to food processor.

Step 4

Pulse the food processor until the mixture forms a thick paste and transfer to a bowl then set aside.

Step 5

Add the figs, raisins, candied orange, marmalade, and marsala wine to the food processor and pulse until combined.

Step 6

Combine and mix the fruit and nut mixture.

Step 7

Roll the dough and add the filling forming it into a log. Then roll it over the filling.

Step 8

Cut the log into 1¼-inch thick slices and arrange them on a baking sheet. Bake and repeat the process.

Step 9

Make the glaze and combine the powdered sugar and milk. Then dip the cooled cookies in the glaze and the sprinkles.

Step 9

Italian Fig Cookie Tips:

Don't over-knead the dough

Don't let the pastry get too warm

Enjoy! Cuccidati - Italian Fig Cookies Recipe (cucidati)

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