Description: Mike Carioscia | Founder
Recipe: Adapted from FoodNetwork
Pignoli is a very popular cookie in Sicily and southern Italy. The cookie is a light golden color studded with pine nuts (called pignoli). Most commonly served around the holidays (especially Christmas). Known as a luxury food.
Try the tasty recipe below!
Total - 35 min
Prep - 20 min
Cook -15 min
Yield: About 40 cookies
One 15-ounce can gluten-free almond paste, finely crumbled
1 Cup confectioners' sugar
2 1/2 Tablespoons honey
Pinch ground cinnamon
Salt, to taste
2 Large egg whites
1 Zested lemon
1 Cups of pine nuts
Disposable pastry bag
Preheat the oven to 355 degrees. Then line sheet trays with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
Beat the almond paste using a mixer on high speed in a large bowl. When the paste is broken up well, add confectioners' sugar and mix slowly.
Add honey, cinnamon, salt, egg whites and lemon zest and beat on medium speed for 5 minutes (or until the mixture is well combined).
Fill a disposable pastry bag with the dough. Push the dough towards the tip and cut the tip off the bag.
Pipe 1-inch balls onto the prepared sheet trays. Top with the pine nuts, pressing them into the dough to secure. Bake until the cookies are golden, 12 to 14 minutes.