Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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These beautiful cookies are better than a fig bar anytime!
Combine butter, 3/4 cups sugar and brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs, orange zest and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough in half; wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until firm.
Place figs and 1/4 cup sugar in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Add orange juice. Cover; process 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
Place fig mixture into 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 4-6 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Remove from heat. Let stand 30-45 minutes or until cool.
Roll out dough, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), on lightly floured surface to form 10x9-inch rectangle. Spread with
of cooled fig mixture, leaving 1/2-inch border at two long sides. Roll up tightly, starting with short side, to form 9-inch log. Wrap in plastic food wrap. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Freeze 2 hours or overnight.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Remove 1 log from freezer. Slice into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife; place onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Repeat with remaining log.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
I've made these cookies for several years and they've been great. I've added more orange zest as I love the flavor. These are good because they don't rely on chocolate for appeal and are different from the usual holiday cookie.I always get my timing wrong - I make the fig & orange paste first and then realize I should have made it well after the dough has had a chance to chill (like the next night) - but that's my fault because I don't read the recipe through. No harm, I just refrigerate until I'm ready to use it.
This is a 5 star recipe. The taste is scrumptious and it is not too difficult to make. The dough is a bit pastey and as a result tricky to handle. But the trouble and time are well worth the finished product. I take these to work every year and everyone loves them!
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