Southwest-Style Pinon Cookies

Southwest-style Pinon Cookies Recipe

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A delicious New Mexico/Southwest-style cookie


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20 Min
30 Min


  • 1 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/4 c
    powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla, pure extract
  • 2 c
    a. p. flour
  • 1 c
    pinon nuts (pine nuts)

How to Make Southwest-Style Pinon Cookies


  1. In a large bow, beat butter, 1/4 cup of the powdered sugar and vanilla until well combined. Stir in flour and pine nuts.
  2. Pinch dough into approximately 2 inch portions on a lightly floured board and roll each portion into a rope 1/2 inch thick. Cut the rope into 2 inch lengths.
  3. Place the pieces of dough, side by side, about 1 inch apart on two ungreased 10 x 15 inch baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 275 degrees F until edges are light golden brown - approximately 25-30 minutes. *Switch baking sheets around halfway during baking process.
  5. While cookies are still warm and still on baking sheets, sift remaining powdered (through a sieve) evenly over the cookies. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Cool completely before serving.

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About Southwest-Style Pinon Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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