• Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 25 mins
  • Serves: 3 dozen

Italian Orange-Fig Cookies

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 Ingredients List

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) almond paste
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 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 egg whites, one 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 paper-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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