|125 g||ground walnuts|
|150 g||dried figs|
|150 g||caramel sauce|
|250 g||unsalted butter (room temperature)|
|150 g||confectioner’s sugar|
|2 tsp||vanilla sugar|
|flour (for dusting)|
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Add butter, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla sugar, salt, and lemon zest to a kitchen machine with paddle and mix for approx. 5 min., or until light and fluffy. Add eggs while mixing on low speed and beat on high for 1 min. more.
On low speed, alternate adding spoonfuls of ground walnuts and flour. Once well combined, transfer dough to plastic wrap and chill for 30 min. Once dough has chilled, transfer to a floured work surface. Roll into a log and cut into chunks. Use a spritz cookie attachment on your kitchen machine to form the cookies.
Transfer cookies to a baking sheet, leaving at least 1-cm/0.4-in. space between each cookie. Cut to size if needed. Transfer to oven and bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 12 – 15 min. then let cool completely.
In the meantime, add the figs and caramel sauce to a food processor. Blend into a thick paste. Transfer to a piping bag and chill in the fridge for approx. 10 min.