Instructions: Grind figs, dates, raisins, walnuts and orange together. Mix with sugars, cinnamon, and preserves. Set aside. (If desired, liquor can be added to the filling.) Beat eggs well. Add vanilla and milk. Beat sugar and shortening together and gradually add to eggs. Continue to beat. Mix 1 cup flour with baking powder and salt. Continue adding flour until a soft dough forms. Knead gently. Divide into 6 parts. Form a roll no more than 1 inch thick. Flatten with a rolling pin on a slightly floured board to about 2 inches wide. Spread filling down middle of dough. Fold 1 side over filling, then the other, overlapping about 1/4 inch. Seal lightly. Cut diagonally into 2 inch lengths. Continue with remaining dough and filling. Place seam side down on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool, frost with icing and decorate with colored sugars.
Makes about 10 dozen
cookies. (120 cookies; 20 per lb.)
Email this Recipe:
If you would like to email yourself the recipe for later use, or share the recipe with your friends or family, enter the email addresses below and this recipe will be emailed to you and others as well.