1/1 Photo of Pignoli Cookies (Italian Pine Nut Cookies)
Midwest Maven's Note:
These are a traditional Italian Christmas cookie, that are chewy, almondy and delicious! We always have a bunch of these cookies on hand around the holidays in my family. **Please note, that the dough will be very sticky and a lil bit of a pain to work with, but they end up being so worth the effort. Adding flour to this dough changes the texture of them somewhat, so I never add it, but that's a personal choice :) These cookies end result are just like I had them as a little girl, and are my absolute favorite!
My Private Note
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- 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper (or just lightly grease them).
- 2Crumble the almond paste into a mixing bowl and beat with handheld mixer until crumbled fine.
- 3Sprinkle the sugar over the almond paste while continuing to beat, until the sugar is incorporated.
- 4Beat in the egg whites, one at a time and continue beating until the dough is smooth.
- 5Spread the pine nuts out on a plate.
- 6Roll 1 tablespoon of the dough at a time, into a ball between your palms, and then roll it in the pine nuts to coat on all sides.
- 7Transfer to the prepared cookie sheets and press them lightly to flatten slightly and to help the nuts adhere to the cookies.
- 8Bake the cookies until they are lightly browned ans soft and springy, about 15 minutes.
- 9Cool completely on wire racks, and dust liberally with powdered sugar before serving. Enjoy!
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Nutritional Facts for Pignoli Cookies (Italian Pine Nut Cookies)
Serving Size: 1 (1244 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 154.8
- Calories from Fat 77
- Total Fat 8.6 g
- Saturated Fat 0.7 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 5.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 18.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
- Sugars 16.4 g
- Protein 2.4 g