Baking Classics: Italian Pignoli Cookies

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Italian Pignoli Cookies

Italian Pignoli Cookies are traditionally prepared with almond paste & pine nuts– also known as pignolias. The dough may be made quickly then piped onto parchment paper-lined sheet pans. This variation relies on orange zest & liqueur to cut the overtly sweet tones but there are many renditions of this classic to try & love. Look for almond paste on the baking aisle in your local market. You’ll find the consistency to be heavy & coarse. It should be broken into pieces before blending & produces a crumbly texture that then forms a mass making it ideal for piping once the egg white has been added & combined. Learn how to make an indulgent classic cookie in your very own kitchen.

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makes about 28 cookies

1 {8-oz} package almond paste
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp plain yellow cornmeal
A pinch of kosher salt
1 egg white
1/2 tsp orange liqueur
1/2 tsp orange zest
3 Tbsp pine nuts
Powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Break the almond paste into pieces & place it in the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Add the sugar, the cornmeal & the salt; blend on Low speed using the paddle attachment 1 to 2 minutes or until crumbly & the mixture resembles course crumbs the size of peas. Add the egg white, the liqueur & the orange zest. Blend on Low speed until the dough comes together in a mass. Working with half of the dough at a time, fill a pastry bag fit with a large round tip. Pipe 1 1/2-inch mounds onto parchment paper-lined half sheet pans. Repeat with the remaining dough. Press the pine nuts into the surface. Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until slightly puffed & the pine nuts begin to turn golden brown. Cool 30 minutes. Dust lightly with powdered sugar, if desired. 

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How To Make Italian Pignoli Cookies

Using a piping bag to form the cookies results in beautiful, consistent shapes. Do not try & substitute a zip-top freezer bag as the mixture is thick & needs the strength of a professional grade bag. Disposable or a traditional piping bag are best to use for this recipe application & may be located from craft stores.

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A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe instructions before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

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Once the dough has been blended, it’s simply a matter of piping it onto half sheet pans then baking the cookies. Working with half of the dough at a time, fill a pastry bag fit with a large round tip. 

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Pipe 1 1/2-inch mounds onto parchment paper-lined half sheet pans. Repeat with the remaining dough. 

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Press the pine nuts into the surface. 

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Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until slightly puffed & the pine nuts begin to turn golden brown. Cool 30 minutes. Dust lightly with powdered sugar, if desired. 

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