Thankfully I read the reviews before I started making these. I followed a lot of MaryMaybe's suggestions. I added an extra tablespoon of milk, 1 egg and a tablespoon of vanilla to the dough part. I ended up refrigerating it for about 20 hours. It wasn't planned, but it definitely helped with making the dough tougher and easier to work with. I didn't have any problems with it falling apart. I didn't have any self-rising flour so I used regular flower with a little bit of yeast. Be careful, these things double in size in the oven!!!
I used fresh figs, used about 1/3c water, added the other filling ingredients and let it simmer for an hour. I also added allspice and cinnamon to the filling and that turned out great! Overall, I absolutely loved how the cookies came out and will definitely make these again.
After sampling how the dough and filling was turning out, I ended up doubling it at the last minute. I am VERY glad I did that! Doubling the recipe went great and I didn't have any issues. We had about 1/2c of filling leftover and my husband had no problems eating it on toast. This will be a recipe I will make again.
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Thankfully I read the reviews before I started making these. I followed a lot of MaryMaybe's...