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pine nuts, left whole
egg whites, slightly beaten
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
Put pine nuts in a bowl.
In a medium bowl, blend almond paste with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add egg whites and lemon extract to almond paste, beat until well blended and smooth.
Sift together the 2 sugars, flour & salt.
Slowly add flour mixture to the egg mixture, with mixer on low speed. Dough should be slightly sticky.
With wet hands roll dough into walnut size balls.
Flatten slightly & press dough into pine nuts (one side of the cookie only)
Place cookies on greased cookie sheet, 1 inch apart, pine nuts up.
Bake 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven & cool on a rack. Store in a covered container.