I think these cookies turned out nice, they have good flavor and I like the texture from the flax meal. The only problem I ran into was with the egg white--not only is it rather gross, ha, but when you go to roll the cookies in the sugar, the sugar dissolves in the egg white. Also, when you bake them, the egg white melts and oozes around the cookie, ruining the shape. I tried foregoing the egg white with the second pan and it worked fine.
(I think different types of preserves would work too, not just fig--I used apricot jam).
Will probably make them again.