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Walnut Fig Sandwich Cookies

This is a recipe I tested for The Post a few weeks ago that completely surprised and delighted me!  I love figs, but didn’t think I’d like the walnut cookie part as much as I did.  The recipe is very similar to a shortbread, and the nuttiness of the walnuts gave it a rich, graham cracker feel.  It’s a great addition to your Christmas platter!

Walnut Fig Sandwich Cookies

For the cookies

  • 1 cup walnut halves, toasted (see NOTE)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups unbleached flour, plus more for working the dough
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour (see headnote)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg

For the filling

  • 8 ounces (about 13) dried Calimyrna figs (tough stems removed), chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Peel (without pith) from 1/2 orange
  • 1 cup water

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Easy Apps: Figs Rollups

Figs are starting to appear at the farmer’s markets, and what better way to start the weekend than with an Easy App to go with a glass of wine!

Fig Rollups
(makes 12 rollups)

2 heads radicchio lettuce
6 figs (sliced in half)
1/4 lb blue cheese (I like blue d’ auvergne for its sweetness and creaminess)
a few tablespoons honey
sea salt

Separate and wash leaves of radicchio. Leave to dry.
Arrange half of a fig on each leaf. Top with a slice of blue cheese and a drizzle of honey.
Sprinkle with sea salt and serve!

Enjoy!

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