The Food52 Buccellati Sicilian Christmas Fig Cookies post celebrates the treat that is most frequently seen in the Italian region during the holiday season. The thin pastry covers a fruit-infused filling topped with confectioners' sugar, providing this snack with both classic and traditional features.
Present in this recipe guide are dried figs, raisins, pistachios, pine nuts and walnut kernels. While these additions give way to sweet flavors, they aren't commonly associated with the standard Christmas cookie, hence the novelty of this culinary post.
A variety of substitutions are recommended based on time considerations and desired flavoring. Orange marmalade can be replaced with fig or peach jam, allowing users to avoid having to cut and dry fruits. While rounded half-moon shapes are recommended, these can also be altered.