fig pincushions

Photo: Alice Gao

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Jam-Stuffed Cookies That Redefine the Genre

These wonderful, fig jam-stuffed cookies were inspired by two 1950s baking books and are a lovely reminder of figs' awesomeness. Sheehan makes a super-easy jam with dried figs, spreads it onto a buttery cookie dough, pinches the dough closed and bakes the cookies until they're golden and puffed, like a pincushion. Once cooled, they're way better than the store-bought variety, with a fluffy exterior and sweet, melting inside.

Get the recipe: Fig Pincushions