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Little Italy Pignoli Cookies

 Little Italy Pignoli Cookies
Almond paste in these Italian pignoli (meaning pine nut) cookies gives these morsels an exceptional flavor, a real treat served with a hot chocolate or coffee beverage. — Fran Green
60 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond paste
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup pine nuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a small bowl, beat almond paste, egg
  • white and honey until crumbly. Gradually add confectioners' sugar;
  • mix well.
  • Place pine nuts in a small bowl. Shape teaspoonfuls of dough into
  • balls. Roll in pine nuts. Place 1 in. apart on parchment paper-lined
  • baking sheets. Flatten slightly.
  • Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute before
  • removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: 5 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 34 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.