It contains almost no sugar in the cookie itself, only a little bit in the dough. That's because of the sweet filling. The filling contains figs, candied orange peel, apricots, almonds, cinnamon and dark rum.
That combination means it only can be very tasty.
Though it seems like a difficult recipe when I looked at the picture, it's quite easy though. You can make the cookies, if you've got all the ingredients in about 1 hour at most.
And then the taste. After you bake them you sprinkle powdered sugar on top. The powdered sugar melt at your tongue when you bite. Then it gets a crispy bite and the sweetness of the fig melange.
Yes this was a really nice cookie. I think this would be great during Christmas with all those flavours and I probably going to make it around that time again.
The recipe is on page 318 in the book Baking with Julia from Dorie Greenspan. If you would like to know what the others made of it you can take a look at:
4Pure: Tuesdays with Dorie X cookies