Fig Pinwheels

Fig Pinwheels IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Fig Pinwheels IMAGE

These chewy cookies, with their spicy dough and brandy-tinged filling, are fun and impressive. Use the lightest-coloured figs you can find.?

  • Portion size 96 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Livng Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped light-coloured dried fig
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Dough:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2/3 cups unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg

Method

In saucepan, bring chopped figs, orange rind and juice, brown sugar, brandy and cinnamon to boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium and cook until thickened, about 3 minutes. Transfer to food processor; pur?e until smooth. Scrape into bowl; let cool.

Dough: In separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, allspice, salt and cloves. In large bowl, beat butter with sugar; mix in egg. Stir in flour mixture. Divide in half and form into 2 rectangles. Wrap each and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Between waxed paper, roll out each piece of dough into 12- x 8-inch (30 x 20 cm) rectangle. Spread each with half of the fig filling, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) border along 1 long edge.

Using waxed paper to help and starting at opposite long edge, roll up dough, sealing seam. Wrap each log and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or overwrap with foil and freeze for up to 1 month.)

Cut each log into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices; bake on parchment paper–lined baking sheets in 350?F (180?C) oven until light golden, 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 10 mg
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 34.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Potassium 26 mg
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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