Pine Nut Macaroons (Pignoli) CookiesUser Submitted Recipe
1 lb. almond paste
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
3 large egg whites
In a Cuisinart stand mixer cream together the almond paste and sugar. Add the vanilla, cinnamon and cream. Add the egg whites one at a time beating well after each addition. Once all ingredients are mixed and creamed, put the mixer on medium/high and beat for approximately 3 - 4 minutes. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and using a cookie scoop (small size approximately 1 1/4 teaspoon)
Drop the batter onto the sheets approximately 1 inch apart. Stud each macaroon with pine nuts so the top is covered with nuts. Sprinkle the studded cookies with powered sugar and bake in a 300 degree oven 25 - 30 minutes until pale golden. With the cookies still on the parchment paper slide the parchment sheet onto a cooling rack. Allow cookies to completely cool and peel each cookie off the paper. Enjoy!