Okay, so I’m not Italian by any means but Italian food speaks to me.
I feel like somewhere down my lineage there HAS to be some Italian in me. Why else would it feel like I have family in the kitchen when pasta, tiramisu, and pizza are present?
We are all familiar with the classic Italian foods but these Rainbow Cucidati
are hidden treasures in Italian cuisine. To be honest, I had never heard of them; when I did a quick Google search I found that these are very traditional Italian fig cookies.
These cookies are filled with a fig, date, honey, and walnut filling. Bleh. Ya, I wasn’t really sold on the fig filling either even as I was making these. But it was great! The cookie base isn’t too sweet so the filling gives it just the right amount of sweetness.
I used my food processor and just threw all of the filling ingredients in until they were chopped coarsely; you don’t want it too fine.
Spoon just a little onto your cookie dough and bring up the sides and seal the dough.
You want to keep the sides open so you can see the filling peek out after they’ve been cooked.
The cookies are drizzled with white icing and topped with a ton of sprinkles.
I couldn’t help but take a bite…check out that filling.
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