Fichi e Noci Biscotti

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My neighbor gave me some fresh figs from her tree so I did what anyone else would do.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 lb crisco

5 cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 1/2 tablespoons baking powder

2 tsp. vanilla

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

6 eggs

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 tablespoon nutmeg

1/2 tablespoon ground clove

1 cup walnuts

6-8 figs chopped in bite-sized pieces

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, spices, cut in crisco until blended.  Add eggs, one at a time, vanilla, and orange juice. Fold in figs and nuts. Form football shaped loaves (should make about 6-8 loaves).  Bake on cookie sheet for approx 20 minutes (test with toothpick).  Take out and slice on the diagonal.  Place cookies down on baking sheet and toast for approx. 10 minutes, flip and toast other side for another 7-10 minutes making sure not to burn.

Let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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