These little treats are sweet way to end an Italian meal.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread 1 1/4 cups pine nuts and the almonds in a single layer on separate baking sheets. Toast until fragrant and golden brown, about 8 minutes for pine nuts and 10 minutes for almonds. Let cool.

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  • Combine nuts. Process half in a food processor with 3 tablespoons granulated sugar until finely ground. Transfer to a large bowl. Repeat with remaining nuts and 3 more tablespoons sugar, and add to bowl. Stir in orange zest and salt.

  • Beat 2 egg whites until fluffy. Gradually add remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and the vanilla, and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into nut mixture.

  • Using 2 teaspoons batter for each cookie, shape into balls, and place on parchment-lined baking sheets. Brush tops with egg white, and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Press 2 pine nuts into top of each cookie for garnish.

  • Bake until edges are golden and centers are set, about 17 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Reviews (11)

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11/20/2013
Where is the recipe for the torrone pictured above with the cookies? It looks gorgeous and would love to make it. Thank you.
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05/06/2009
Yes, the cookies are on the saucers, but how about a plateful in place of the torrone? I wonder if the torrone recipe features a large plate of cookies...Hmm? Oh, well...
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05/06/2009
Yes, I would like the recipe for the torrone
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05/05/2009
If you look closer, you'll see the cookies on the saucers.
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05/04/2009
Are those cut almonds? I agree that the picture is of torrone. Hello...anyone home in the picture posting department? Wake up!
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05/04/2009
I am not seeing the recipe for Torrone, but only for the cookies???
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05/04/2009
I haven't looked yet, but is there a recipe on this site for that? Looks so delicious!!
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05/03/2009
Yes, that sure is torrone. It is a very hard candy, and sooo delicious!!
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05/03/2009
I believe the other dessert is torrone, another Italian treat.
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05/03/2009
I believe the other dessert is torrone. An Italian treat.
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05/03/2009
I"m curious what the other dessert pictured is. Perhaps something with hazelnuts??