Pignoli Cookies Recipe

  Italian Cookie

1/2 pound almond paste
1 cup white sugar
2 egg whites
1/4 cup pine nuts

1 Use a pastry chopper (or food processer) to break up the almond paste into a granulated form. Put in mixing bowl and gradually add the sugar.
2 In another small bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the sugar/almond paste mixture gently.
3 On a greased and floured cookie sheet, drop a spoonful of the mixture. Press pine nuts into the top of the cookie (you want to cover the top with nuts).
4 Bake at 325 degrees F (170 degrees C) for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
Makes 2 dozen

Pignoli Cookies

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