How to Make Italian Pignoli Cookies-Pine Seeds Cookie🇮🇹

A Sicilian specialty; popular all over Italy. served in special occasions because of z use of 2 expensive ingredients. Amazing association of z chewiness of z cookie and z crunchiness o z pignoli.

How to Make Italian Pignoli Cookies-Pine Seeds  Cookie🇮🇹 Recipe
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I weigh most of the ingredients in the bowl of a free standing mixer. You can do the dough in a bowl and mix by hand. It is really a simple procedure that doesn't need any precision

I weigh most of the ingredients in the bowl of a free standing mixer. You can do the dough in a bowl and mix by hand. It is really a simple procedure that doesn't need any precision

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70 g sugar. I prefer superfine but you could use normal granulated sugar.

70 g sugar. I prefer superfine but you could use normal granulated sugar.

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Mix

Mix

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Measure the egg white. Or you can approximate. But I think it is worth the trouble measuring precisely. One has a better control on the recipe and once established, it will always b the same success

Measure the egg white. Or you can approximate. But I think it is worth the trouble measuring precisely. One has a better control on the recipe and once established, it will always b the same success

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Mix the almond-sugar with the egg whites

Mix the almond-sugar with the egg whites

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Add a TBsp of honey. This will make the inside of the cookies more chewy as it is supposed to b

Add a TBsp of honey. This will make the inside of the cookies more chewy as it is supposed to b

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Add 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract

Add 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract

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Almond extract

Almond extract

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Add 1 Tsp of vanilla and 2-3 drops of almond extract. Do not put more because it could b very strong and it can interfere with the taste of the pine seeds... Which are the main issue. very sticky

Add 1 Tsp of vanilla and 2-3 drops of almond extract. Do not put more because it could b very strong and it can interfere with the taste of the pine seeds... Which are the main issue. very sticky

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Weigh the pine seeds. You will need 150 g. It could more, that depends how much you put on each cookie

Weigh the pine seeds. You will need 150 g. It could more, that depends how much you put on each cookie

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Baking tray 27x37 cm lined with a parchment paper

Baking tray 27x37 cm lined with a parchment paper

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Oven is preheated to 180 C

Oven is preheated to 180 C

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Very sticky dough. The best way to form your cookies is With the help of 2 small spoons. scoop some dough and drop it over the pine seeds

Very sticky dough. The best way to form your cookies is With the help of 2 small spoons. scoop some dough and drop it over the pine seeds

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Like that

Like that

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Roll it over the seeds with the spoon

Roll it over the seeds with the spoon

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Then it becomes so simple to form by hand a round cookie or ..?

Then it becomes so simple to form by hand a round cookie or ..?

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Put it in your hand and roll gently

Put it in your hand and roll gently

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Today I made 18 cookies . This recipe makes between 15 and 18 cookies. More or less. It depends on the size of each.

Today I made 18 cookies . This recipe makes between 15 and 18 cookies. More or less. It depends on the size of each.

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Put the tray in the lower level of the oven. Put another tray under it to protect pine seeds from over toasting

Put the tray in the lower level of the oven. Put another tray under it to protect pine seeds from over toasting

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Also cover the tray with a foil. Make the foil in 3 folds so it doesn't fly away from the tray....if you have a fan oven. And make the foil bigger than the tray for a better protection

Also cover the tray with a foil. Make the foil in 3 folds so it doesn't fly away from the tray....if you have a fan oven. And make the foil bigger than the tray for a better protection

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Bake 20 mins in a preheated oven 180C. Cover the top with a loose foil to protect from extremely browning the pine seeds. And a tray under to protect the base. 10 mins turn the baking sheet.

Bake 20 mins in a preheated oven 180C. Cover the top with a loose foil to protect from extremely browning the pine seeds. And a tray under to protect the base. 10 mins turn the baking sheet.

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Out of the oven

Out of the oven

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Put on a cooling wire.

Put on a cooling wire.

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And keep in an air tight container. Or serve anytime

And keep in an air tight container. Or serve anytime

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Variation of form. In some regions of Italy, pignoli cookies are formed like above.

Variation of form. In some regions of Italy, pignoli cookies are formed like above.

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Personally I prefer the round form

Personally I prefer the round form

Ingredients

150 Grams Almond powder  
100 Grams Sugar 
60 Grams Egg white / 2 small eggs 
Vanilla extract 
Teaspoons Almond extract few drops 
1 Tablespoon Honey-optional 
150 Grams Pine seeds 
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