Pine Nut Cookies

These Italian cookies are rolled in pine nuts.The delicate flavor of the pignoli deepens as the cookies bake.

  • Yield: Makes about 3 dozen
Pine Nut Cookies

Source: Martha Stewart Living, Holiday

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pine nuts
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond paste
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Process 3/4 cup pine nuts, the sugar, almond paste, and vanilla in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Add egg; pulse to combine. Add flour, baking powder, and salt; process just until dough comes together.

  2. Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls. Roll balls in remaining 1 1/4 cups pine nuts, gently pressing to coat. Space 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.

  3. Bake until cookies begin to turn golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely on sheets on wire racks.

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