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recipes on pignoli nut cookies (pine...

viola_weber's picture

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Would like to find recipes on pignoli nut cookies (pine nuts) also mainly made by Italian bakeries for weddings, etc.

Chiffonade_'s picture

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This recipe is from cookierecipe.com. There is also cakerecipe.com and pierecipe.com - now I understand there is allrecipe.com which gives a selection of a little bit of everything.

Pignoli Cookies
Ingredients:

(This is a flourless cooky)

12 ounces can almond paste

1/2 cup white sugar

1 cup confectioners' sugar

4 egg whites

1 1/2 cups pine nuts

Directions:
1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C). Line 2 cookie sheets with foil;lightly grease foil.

2 Mix almond paste and granulated sugar in food processor until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar and 2 egg whites; process until smooth.

3 Whisk remaining 2 egg whites in small bowl until lightly beaten. Place pine nuts on shallow plate. With lightly floured hands roll dough into 1 inch balls. Coat balls in egg whites, shaking off excess, then roll in pine nuts, pressing lightly to stick. Arrange balls and flatten each slightly on cookie sheeets to form a 1 1/2 inch round.

4 Bake one sheet at a time, 15 to 18 minutes, until lightly browned. Let stand on cookie sheet 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack; cool.
Makes 3 dozen