A Good Recipe for the Pignoli Cookies

Pignoli Cookies

My friend  Gina asked me for a good pignoli cookies’ recipe.

Here it is and I hope you enjoy it.

The pignoli cookies are little tasty “pasticcini” made with almond paste and covered with toasted pine nuts.

A perfect mix of almonds and pine nuts, a perfect combination of taste and flavor.

A Good Recipe for the Pignoli Cookies

You can gather your friends together maybe on a Saturday afternoon, when you’re free from work, have a good cup of tea, and eat some scrumptious cookies , like these.

You can use the Sicilian almond pastry recipe, I posted a couple of days ago, with almond flour, or you can use the almond paste, as I did, to make them.

A Good Recipe for the Pignoli Cookies

Prep Time20 mins
Resting Time12 hrs
Course: Dessert
Keyword: almond, pine nuts, sicilian pastries
Servings: 6


  • 400 g  almond paste 14 oz
  • 1 white egg
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • pine nuts sufficient amount


  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and work them with your hands, mixing them well together until you get a solid mixture.
  • Wash your hands and with wet hands take a small amount of mixture and form balls that you roll around in a bowl, containing the pine nuts.
  • Place them on a baking sheet covered with baking paper and let them rest in the fridge for 12 hours.
  • Put the pignoli cookies in preheated oven at 180ºC (356ºF) for 8-9 minutes.
  • Let them cool completely before tasting them.


You can aromatize the mixture with grated orange or lemon peel.
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