Pignoli Cookies Recipe

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Pignoli Cookies

Lucca Rossi

By
@Lucca

A Christmas tradition for generations. I hope you enjoy them!

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Serves:
30 cookies
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
pine nuts, left whole
8 oz
almond paste (can)
2
egg whites, slightly beaten
1 Tbsp
lemon extract
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1/4 c
all purpose flour
pinch of salt

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
3Put pine nuts in a bowl.
4In a medium bowl, blend almond paste with an electric mixer until smooth.
5Add egg whites and lemon extract to almond paste, beat until well blended and smooth.
6Sift together the 2 sugars, flour & salt.
7Slowly add flour mixture to the egg mixture, with mixer on low speed. Dough should be slightly sticky.
8With wet hands roll dough into walnut size balls.
9Flatten slightly & press dough into pine nuts (one side of the cookie only)
10Place cookies on greased cookie sheet, 1 inch apart, pine nuts up.
11Bake 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven & cool on a rack. Store in a covered container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #cookies pignoli