The cinnamon overpowered the delicate taste of pecans, and failed to balance the overly sweet figs. And the lemon zest was just like your drunken uncle crashing an otherwise mediocre party.
Wow! These are melt-in-your-mouth fantastic! I followed the prior reviewer's suggestion and used half orange zest and half lemon zest, and I would do so again. Mine weren't as thick as shown but I think I didn't beat the egg whites long enough. Still delicious, and pretty!
Oh, momma, are these good! I did change one thing - I used 1&1/2 t orange zest and 1/2 t lemon zest, instead of the 2t lemon zest. I've always thought orange goes with figs (and cinnamon) better than lemon does. My cookies turned out a little flatter than the ones in the pic, but they tasted fantastic. I will definitely make these again very soon!