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 large 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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
126 Calories
7g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 30
Amount per serving
Calories 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 79mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)