Saturday, July 20 2024

Orange, fig  and almond cookies are simple and yummy treats, perfect to make as a homemade holiday gift.

Great to enjoy with a steaming cup of tea, they are a real treat for the whole family.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cookies last for weeks if stored in a dry place.

Makes: about 3 dozen

Prep. Time: 20 min. Bake: 25 min./batch

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) almond paste
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dried figs, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

 

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 320°
  • Place almond paste, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar in a food processor; pulse until fine crumbs form.

  • Add preserves and 1 egg white at a time, pulsing after each addition to combine.

 

  • Transfer almond mixture to a large bowl; fold in figs and orange peel (dough will be sticky).

  • Place remaining sugars in separate shallow bowls. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough into sugar.

  • Gently coat and shape into 1-1/4-in. balls. Repeat in confectioners’ sugar.

  • Place 1 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.

 

  • Bake 24-28 minutes or until tops are cracked and bottoms are golden brown.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool.

 

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