Pine Nut Cookies/Pignoli Amaretti
1 ¼ lbs. Almond Paste 4 egg whites
(broken into pebble size pieces)
1 ½ cups Sugar 2 cups Pine nuts
1 cup Confectioners Sugar
*preheat oven to 350 degrees
In an electric mixer, combine almond paste,sugar, confectioners sugar and egg whites on low speed until blended. Mix for 2 min. on medium speed. This will make a sticky dough.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in a bowl of pine nuts. Place the cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet, spacing them 2 inches apart. Using our fingers, slightly flatten the tops of the cookies.
Bake for 15-20 min., or until golden brown. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Let cookies cool on parchment for easiest removal. When cookies are completely cool, use a metal spatula to loosen them from the parchment paper.