Cuccidati is the beloved “king” of Italian cookies for its delectable combination of flavors. My Italian grandmother, Antonina Bonanno, prepared these fruit filled gems with hand ground figs, toasted almonds, and oven dried orange peel “by the bushel full”.
Cookie: Flour, sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder, pure vanilla extract
Filling: Dried figs, semi-sweet chocolate, honey, toasted almonds, cinnamon, orange juice and orange zest
Icing: powdered sugar, corn syrup, water, pure vanilla extract