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Pignoli Cookies – Recipe

Pignoli are delicious Italian cookies that are commonly found in Sicily and southern Italy. They are crisp, golden, and studded with tasty pine nuts. They are considered a luxury cookie, and sure taste like one too!

Pignoli are delicious Italian cookies that are commonly found in Sicily and southern Italy. They are crisp, golden, and studded with tasty pine nuts. They are considered a luxury cookie, and sure taste like one too!


Information

  • Total – 35 min
  • Prep – 20 min
  • Cook -15 min
  • Yield: About 40 cookies

Ingredients:

  • One 15-ounce can gluten-free almond paste, finely crumbled
  • 1 Cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons honey
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 Large egg whites
  • 1 Zested lemon
  • 1 Cups of pine nuts
  • Disposable pastry bag

Directions:

  1. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 355 degrees F. Mix the almond paste on high speed in a large bowl. Begin beating in confectioners sugar on low speed. Add in the cinnamon, honey, egg whites, salt, and lemon zest. Mix on medium speed for 4 minutes.
  2. Fill a pastry bag with the dough making sure you push all of the dough towards the tip of the bag.
  3. Cut off the tip of the bag and pipe 1-inch balls onto the paper. Then, add the pine nuts to the surface of the cookies. Bake them for around 14 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown. Enjoy!

Recipe: Adapted from FoodNetwork

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