How to make it

  • To prepare the dough, place the figs, raisins and chocolate in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  • Add the walnuts and pulse briefly again.
  • Transfer to a bowl, and add the remaining filling ingredients.
  • Stir well and set aside while you make the dough.
  • To make the dough, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  • Cut the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture becomes pea sized pieces.
  • Whisk together the eggs and vanilla, and mix this into the flour mixture.
  • Knead very briefly to create a smooth dough, adding a little ice water if the dough is too dry to work.
  • Bring the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Butter two baking sheets, or cover with silicon sheets.
  • Cut the dough into 6 equal sized pieces, and place one on a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll this dough into a 9 X 5 inch rectangle.
  • Trim the edges with a sharp knife, and spoon a strip of filling down the center about 1 inch in width.
  • Lightly wet the edges of the dough with water, and then close, by folding one edge over the filling, and then the other, pressing the edges to seal.
  • Roll the log over on the seam, and cut it into 3 pieces.
  • With a sharp knife, make three slits into one side of each piece, about 3/4 inches long.
  • Curve the pieces to open the slits and reveal the filling, and place the cookies on a baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  • Continue using up the remaining dough in this manner.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned. Cool, and lightly dust with the icing sugar before serving.
  • Store in airtight containers.

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