Fig Star Cookies

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. Prep
30 min.
Cook
25 min.
Ready In
4 hrs
72 servings
Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 
Metric measurements

Ingredients

1cup vegetable shorteningVideo *
1/2cup sugarVideo granulated
3/4cup corn syrup
1/4teaspoon maple flavoring *
2large eggsVideo beaten
4 1/2cups flour, all-purpose sifted
1teaspoon baking powderVideo
1/2teaspoon salt
Fig filling
1 1/2cups figs dried*
1cup water cold
1/2cup corn syrup
1teaspoon lemon zest grated
6tablespoons sugarVideo granulated
Fewgrains salt *
1tablespoon lemon juice
1/2cup nuts chopped
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

Cream the shortening and sugar; beat in the corn syrup, maple flavoring and eggs.

Sift together the flour and salt; stir into the shortening mixture.

Shape the dough into two rolls about 2 1/2-inches in diameter.

Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for several hours.

For the filling, cover the figs with boiling water and let stand for 10 minutes; drain, clip off the stems and cut fairly fine with scissors.

Add the cold water and cook for about 10 minutes until tender.

Add the corn syrup and lemon rind; cook for a few minutes longer.

Mix the sugar, flour and salt; add all at once and cook, stirring, until thickened and clear.

Remove from heat; add the lemon juice and nuts.

Cool.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut the rolls of dough into thin slices.

For star cookies, put a small spoonful of fig filling in the center of a cookie slice; then with your fingers, fold up the edges and pinch in place to make a reasonable facsimile of a star.

For filled cookies, put slices together in pairs with a dot of fig filling between them; press the edges together and prick the top with a fork or mark with a knife.

Bake either cookie for 8 to 10 minutes, or until delicately browned around the edges.

Cool on racks.

Note: To freshen the cookies, reheat them in the oven for a few minutes and serve warm.

First published: last updated: 2012-09-22

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 22g (0.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 6210% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?