Cucidati

Sicilian Fig-Filled Cookies

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    4 dozen

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

The name of these filled pastries is Sicilian dialect for buccellati, or “little bracelets.” Popular for Christmas throughout Sicily, cucidati take many different forms. Some are made like ravioli: the filling is placed in mounds on one sheet of dough and another sheet of dough covers the filling before the pastries are cut out around the mounds. The following is a slightly more elaborate version, typical of some Sicilian convent pastries.