Hazelnut Fig Sandwiches

These lacy cookies keep best in a tin between sheets of wax paper.


Makes about 2 dozen
Total time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes


3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
Parchment paper
1/2 cup fig preserves


1. Preheat oven to 325°. Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer 4 to 5 minutes or until creamy. Add hazelnuts and next 2 ingredients; beat just until blended. Drop by level teaspoonfuls 3 inches apart onto 2 parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

2. Bake at 325° for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks, and cool. Spoon about 1 tsp. fig preserves on half of cookies; top with remaining cookies.

Ben Mims,

Southern Living

December 2013