Italian Pignoli Nut Cookies

Italian Pignoli Nut Cookies

Prize-Winning Recipe 2008! Bring a delicious and sweet part of Italy into your home with a classic almond cookie rolled in pine nuts.

Prep Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Total Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Makes

 

About 3 dozen cookies

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
can (8 oz) or 1 package (7 oz) almond paste, crumbled into 1/2-inch pieces
1
egg
2
cups pine nuts (8 oz)
1
tablespoon powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. In large bowl, beat cookie mix, granulated sugar, butter, almond paste and egg with electric mixer on low speed until soft dough forms.
  2. For each cookie, shape 1 tablespoon dough into ball; roll in pine nuts, pressing to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 13 to 17 minutes or just until edges are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Makes About 3 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Purchasing
Look for pine nuts in the grocery store near the other nuts. Look for budget-priced pine nuts in the bulk-foods section of the store or in club stores.
Did You Know?
Pignoli ("peen-YOH-lee") is the Italian word for pine nut. The long process used to extract the nuts from the cones makes them expensive.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 170
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 60mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.