Christmas has already come and gone and I hope everyone got to take some time off, spend the holiday relaxing, and enjoying the company of loved ones. Although the season is officially waning my cookie consumption is still in full effect and therefore the baked goods posts will continue on. We all still have a few more days until feeling like we should have followed the new years resolution diet trend… right?
Of all the special treats that Christmas time brings, my grandmothers fig cookie recipe is one that, no matter what, my home will never go without. A typical sicilian holiday tradition, these cookies are far from the usual festive, iced sugar cookie. Sicilian Fig Cookies, or Cucidati, somewhat resemble what most might think of as a fig newton… but like ten times better ;)
‘Tis the season for lots and lots of cookies! In my home it seems to be family tradition to make enough cookie in the month of December to feed the whole block for a entire year. By new years the kitchen is stuffed with more round tins filled with cookies than we know what to do with. But the season just wouldn’t be whole without each and every one of them and I’m going to do my very best to share as many as I can with you.
First up — sugar cookies