Pine Nut Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Author 2pots2cook


  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 ½ Tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ½ Tbsp marzipan
  • 1 ½ Tbsp butter
  • ½ cup pine nuts


  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, icing sugar, vanilla extract, egg, marzipan and butter to get smooth dough.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.
  3. Cover a full sheet cake pan with baking paper.
  4. On a working surface, form a dough roll and cut it to 12 pieces of same size.
  5. Put pignoli in a shallow bowl.
  6. Shape the dough pieces into the balls and flatten them gently pressing each of them.
  7. Roll the balls into the pignoli and place onto the baking paper. Gently firm the nuts on the dough to avoid falling.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Leave to cool and then carefully place onto a plate.