Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
Episode: Holiday Cookies
Save Recipe Print
Fig and Walnut Cookies
Total:
2 hr 26 min
Prep:
45 min
Inactive:
1 hr 5 min
Cook:
36 min
Yield:
4 dozen
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
2 hr 26 min
Prep:
45 min
Inactive:
1 hr 5 min
Cook:
36 min
Yield:
4 dozen
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Pastry Dough:
Filling and Cookies:

Directions

For the pastry dough: Whisk the eggs and vanilla in a small bowl to blend. Mix the flour, sugar, lemon zest, and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub in with your fingers until the butter is the size of small peas. Add the egg mixture and mix with a fork until the dough comes together. Gather the dough into a ball. Divide the dough in 2 and flatten into disks. Wrap the dough disks in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, for the filling and cookies: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Line 2 heavy large baking sheets with parchment paper. Finely chop the figs and raisins in a food processor. Add the honey, orange juice, cinnamon, and lemon zest, and pulse just to blend. Scrape the fig mixture into a medium bowl. Stir in the walnuts. Transfer the fruit mixture to a pastry bag.

Roll out 1 disk of dough on a floured work surface to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2-inch diameter biscuit cutter, cut out dough rounds. Gather the dough scraps into a disk, then cover and refrigerate while assembling the cookies. Spoon the fruit mixture in the center of each dough round. Lightly moisten the edges of the dough with the egg wash. Fold the dough over the filling and press the edges to seal. Arrange the cookies evenly apart on the prepared baking sheets. Brush the tops of the cookies with egg wash. Bake until the cookies are pale golden, about 18 minutes.

Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely. Repeat with the refrigerated dough scraps and remaining filling.

Our Best Thanksgiving Videos 15 Videos

Get the recipe

Sticky Pecan Pull-Apart Bread 00:37

This simple dessert is a crowd pleaser that only uses a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Fruitcake Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Banana Walnut Bread

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Make-Ahead Cranberry-Fig Chutney

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Albacore Tuna with Celery and Walnuts

Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Sugar Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Fresh Pear and Fig Mixed Green Salad

Recipe courtesy of Reggie Southerland

Crispy Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Browse Reviews By Keyword