Pignoli Cookies

Pignoli Cookies Recipe

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Valerie Bradley


One of my husbands clients always gives him a snack bag. Often this is one of the cookies in the bag. I feel in love with them so I asked her to share the recipe with me.

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52 cookies
45 Min
25 Min


2 c
1/2 c
1/4 tsp
2 tsp
almond extract
4-6 dash(es)
lemon oil
1 c
almond flour
2 large
egg whites
3 c
pine nuts ( pignoli )

How to Make Pignoli Cookies


  • 1Preheat the oven to 325* F. Lightly grease ( or line with parchment ) baking sheets.
  • 2Break the marzipan in pieces into a medium-sized bowl. Stir in the sugar, salt, flavorings, and almond flour; the mixture will be crumbly. Add the egg whites, beating until the mixture is smooth.
  • 3Place the pine nuts in a shallow dish. Using a teaspoon cookie scoop, or your lightly oiled or wet hands, drop 1-inch balls of dough into the pine nuts, rolling and pressing gently to coat them thoroughly. You may also simply grab a handful of pine nuts and roll the dough between your palms, pressing in pine nuts as you go; the point is to cover the dough with nuts.
  • 4Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets, leaving 1 inch between them.
  • 5Bake the cookies for 22 to 24 minutes, until they're lightly browned. Cool them on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

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About Pignoli Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Italian