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Spiced Pignoli Cookies
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10 INGREDIENTS • 7 STEPS • 35MINS

Spiced Pignoli Cookies

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These spiced pignoli cookies are so simple to make and an amazing snack! They are an Italian classic cookie with a bit of a Lebanese twist for a perfect combination.
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Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Welcome to Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen, a love letter to my two incredible grandmothers, both of whom I think about every time I’m in the kitchen.
http://jeanieandluluskitchen.com/
These spiced pignoli cookies are so simple to make and an amazing snack! They are an Italian classic cookie with a bit of a Lebanese twist for a perfect combination.
35MINS
Total Time
$1.05
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
12
us / metric
Pine Nuts
1 1/4 cups
Pine Nuts, divided
Almond Paste
4 Tbsp
Almond Paste
Mahlab Seeds
1 Tbsp
Mahlab Seeds
Egg
1
Ground Cinnamon
as needed
Ground Cinnamon
Ground Nutmeg
as needed
Ground Nutmeg
Baking Powder
as needed
Baking Powder
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
215
Fat
11.2 g
Protein
3.2 g
Carbs
26.8 g
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Welcome to Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen, a love letter to my two incredible grandmothers, both of whom I think about every time I’m in the kitchen.
http://jeanieandluluskitchen.com/

Author's Notes

They will keep in a sealed container for 3-4 days!
Cooking InstructionsHide images
step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line a cookie sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
step 2
Set up a food processor and combine the Pine Nuts (3/4 cup) with Granulated Sugar (1 cup), Almond Paste (4 Tbsp), and Mahlab Seeds (1 Tbsp) in its bowl.
step 3
Pulse them together until they are fine crumbs. Add the Vanilla Extract (1 tsp) and the Egg (1) next and pulse them in until a wet dough.
step 4
Lastly, add the All-Purpose Flour (1/2 cup), Ground Cinnamon (as needed), Ground Nutmeg (as needed), and Baking Powder (as needed) and pulse them in just until they disappear.
step 4 Lastly, add the All-Purpose Flour (1/2 cup), Ground Cinnamon (as needed), Ground Nutmeg (as needed), and Baking Powder (as needed) and pulse them in just until they disappear.
step 5
Pour the remaining Pine Nuts (1/2 cup) into a shallow bowl. Then scoop out a mound of dough using a heaping 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop and roll it into a ball. Roll the ball in the pignoli nuts and gently press the nuts in to coat the dough.
step 6
Transfer the dough to the lined sheet, press it down into a disk, and repeat until you have a dozen cookies on the tray. Bake the spiced pignoli cookies for about 20 minutes, until they are golden and baked through.
step 6 Transfer the dough to the lined sheet, press it down into a disk, and repeat until you have a dozen cookies on the tray. Bake the spiced pignoli cookies for about 20 minutes, until they are golden and baked through.
step 7
When they are done let them cool on the sheet for a couple of minutes, then transfer them to a rack to finish cooling. Enjoy them right away or whenever you'd like. Serve and enjoy!
step 7 When they are done let them cool on the sheet for a couple of minutes, then transfer them to a rack to finish cooling. Enjoy them right away or whenever you'd like. Serve and enjoy!
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Dairy-Free
American
4th of July
Comfort Food
Shellfish-Free
Kid-Friendly
Cookies
Father's Day
Vegetarian
Dessert
Quick & Easy
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