pine nuts, left whole
egg whites, slightly beaten
How to Make Pignoli Cookies
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.
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