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Italian Pignoli Nut Cookies

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Italian Pignoli Nut Cookies
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 36
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Prize-Winning Recipe 2008! Bring a delicious and sweet part of Italy into your home with a classic almond cookie rolled in pine nuts.
Updated Dec 21, 2015

Ingredients

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    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

170 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 18g Total Carbohydrate, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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