Pignoli Cookies Recipe


Chewy amaretti cookies are covered in pine nuts and baked until golden.

Recipe Facts



Active: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves: 30 servings

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  • Two 8-ounce cans almond paste, crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup pine nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Place almond paste in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely ground. Add confectioners' sugar and salt and pulse until combined.

  3. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until frothy, about 2 minutes. Add almond mixture and honey and beat until smooth.

  4. Place pine nuts in a shallow bowl. Roll dough into 2-inch rounds. Roll each round in pine nuts to coat, then place on prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake cookies until golden, about 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Special equipment

Food processor, electric beater, baking sheets