Friday, December 5, 2008

Cookie Time!

Aren't you loving these cookie recipes! They are certainly helping to get me in the mood for the Holidays!!!

Next up one of my favorites! And it's super easy, and so pretty!! It's a sure fire winner everytime! So creamy and yummy!!! Your guests or hostess will think you slaved for hours and hours... I promise I won't tell you didn't!

Pignoli Cookies (AKA Pine Nut Cookies)

12 ounces almond paste

1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup confectioners' sugar
4 egg whites
1 1/2 cups pine nuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line 2 cookie sheets with foil; lightly grease foil.

Mix almond paste and granulated sugar in food processor until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar and 2 egg whites; process until smooth.

Whisk remaining 2 egg whites in small bowl. Place pine nuts on shallow plate. With lightly floured hands roll dough into 1 inch balls. Coat balls in egg whites, shaking off excess, then roll in pine nuts, pressing lightly to stick. Arrange balls on cookie sheets, and flatten slightly to form a 1 1/2 inch round.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Let stand on cookie sheet 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
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