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Little Italy Pignoli Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch


5 dozen

Both of my grandmas came from Italy. Of all the wonderful desserts they made, these cookies were always my family's favorite. Now I make them for every get-together. They are easy and use just five ingredients!
Little Italy Pignoli Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1 cup almond paste
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup pine nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a small bowl, beat almond paste, egg white and honey until crumbly. Gradually add confectioners' sugar; mix well.
  2. Place pine nuts in a small bowl. Shape teaspoons of dough into balls. Roll in pine nuts. Place 1 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Flatten slightly.
  3. Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 34 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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