Italian Pignoli Cookies

Italian Pignoli Cookies


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About this recipe: These are known as pine nut cookies. The recipe uses just four ingredients to make the most delectable cookies, with a light almond flavour and a crunch from the pine nuts.


Makes: 24 cookies

  • 225g almond paste
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 tablespoons pine nuts

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Use a food processor to break up the almond paste into a granulated form. Put in mixing bowl and gradually add the sugar.
  2. In another small bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the sugar/almond paste mixture gently.
  3. On a greased and floured baking tray, drop a spoonful of the mixture. Press pine nuts into the top of the cookie (you want to cover the top with nuts).
  4. Bake at 170 degrees C / Gas 3 for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Almond paste

Can be found in some speciality stores or online.

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