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Pignoli cookies are my dad's favorite, so I made these for the holidays, and they did not disappoint. Everyone loved them. I did use the almond flour and made them a bit larger. They may even be better the second day!
Absolutely amazing recipe. They came out perfect!
OMG- these cookies knocked my socks off!!! If you love marzipan or anything almondy then these little cookies will make you sing. I was a little heavy handed on the marzipan and my dough was something like play dough. I used two teaspoons and dropped several at a time in a pie plate filled with the pine nuts. Then I wet my hands and rolled them around and smashed them into what resembled little globes covered in pine nuts. (I think kids would have a ball helping out with this recipe) As they cooked, my house began to smell like a pastry shop! I took a bite and was immediately in love! The centers of these cookies are soft while the outsides are a little more solid. the pinenuts give them a nice toasted flavor. I'm going to have to freeze these so that I can share them with my Mom and Grandmother who I know love almond extract as much as I do... Hmmm I hope I don't start eating them frozen. This recipe is my BEST OF ZWT 4!
ZWT4: These are outstanding!! I love the pine nuts!!