I like figs - especially after my trip to Turkey this summer. The dried figs there were bigger and juicier than I have seen before.
These cookies reminded me of something that would have been great for Christmas. The filling was interesting - with a combination of figs, chocolate, raisins, toasted almonds and a little bit of rum. I accidentally substituted the apricot preserves with marmalade but I don’t think that they were the worse for it.The filling could possibly have been used as a filling for a little cutie pie.
The construction of the cookie was fiddly… but you did end up with a nice looking “x” shape.
They received rave reviews from all around the table.
Do have a look through the other baker’s adventures: here.