Italian Orange Fig Cookies Recipe




Italian Orange Fig Cookies Recipe

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

Preheat oven to 325°. 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.

Nutrition Facts :
1 cookie: 96 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


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