Italian Cookies Recipe

How to make Italian Pignoli Cookies

Biscotti al pinoli or Italian Pignoli Cookies is one of the most classic and amazing Italian cookies.


Italian Pignoli Cookies



Makes 30 cookies


30 minutes to assemble
1 hour to chill
14 – 16 minutes to bake


Parchment paper



  • 1-7 oz box almond paste, grated
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 large size egg whites, no larger
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup (5 oz) pine nuts



  1. Combine grated Almond Paste, granulated and powdered sugars in a bowl.
  2. Beat on low with electric mixer until texture of small crumbs.
  3. Add egg whites and vanilla.
  4. Beat on high for 3 minutes or until the consistency of a smooth paste. Scrape sides of bowl occasionally.
  5. Add flour and salt. Mix until just combined. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Add pine nuts to a shallow bowl. Drop batter one teaspoon at a time into nuts.
  8. With slightly dampened fingertips, quickly lift and flip batter no-nuts side down onto cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 14-16 minutes or until light golden. Gently slide parchment paper off of pans onto wire racks.
  10. When cookies are completely cooled, peel gently from parchment. Store cookies in airtight containers between wax paper.


Source: Odense



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