These holiday treats are filled with mini chocolate chips and rolled in ground pecans. Let them stand overnight to mellow the bourbon and blend all the sweet flavors.
1. Plump figs in simmering 1/4 cup bourbon and water in pan, covered, 10 minutes. Cool. Puree in processor.
2. Mix cookies, sugar and 1/2 cup nuts, flour, cinnamon, chips in bowl. Add syrup and remaining bourbon to fig puree; add to cookie mixture.
3. Mix remaining nuts, granulated sugar in bowl. Shape dough in 1-inch balls; roll in nut-sugar. Let mellow in airtight container at least 24 hours.