Italian Pignoli Cookies (Cookie Mix)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 17 mins

Source: Betty Crocker "Bring a delicious and sweet part of Italy into your home with a classic almond cookie rolled in pine nuts."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F
  2. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  3. In large bowl, beat cookie mix, granulated sugar, butter, almond paste and egg with electric mixer on low speed until soft dough forms.
  4. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; roll each ball in pine nuts, pressing to coat.
  5. Place balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 13 to 17 minutes or just until edges are light golden brown.
  7. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack.
  8. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  9. Before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Most Helpful

These are very good and the almond paste keeps them nice and chewy. I only rolled one cookie in pine nuts for the photo op. The rest of the batch I left plain. These cookies are super easy to make too. I mixed them with a fork in the beginning and then used my hands as I don't have a heavy duty mixer. Made for Make My Recipe Reunion in the Australian New Zealand forum.

AcadiaTwo December 23, 2012

Wow, we loved these! they taste like they come from a delicious italian bakery. Instead of pine nuts, I topped them with either an almond sliver or a half a marchino cherry. Thank you so much for sharing!

Kiko June 17, 2010

OMG!!! I have been looking for this taste in cookies for years unsuccessfully til now. I'm enjoying my efforts with a cold glass of almond milk while typing this.. yummmmm. Oh I forgot to mention I didn't have any Pine Nuts so I chopped up some almonds and it worked great. Thank you so much I am one happy cookie monster on almond overload. :-)

mbfans May 23, 2010

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