Italian Almond cookies (Traditional Pinoli Cookies)

Italian Almond cookies (Traditional Pinoli Cookies)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 30
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 111.8
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 5.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Italian Almond cookies (Traditional Pinoli Cookies) calories by ingredient


Italian Pinoli Cookies for a special holiday treat. Italian Pinoli Cookies for a special holiday treat.
Number of Servings: 30


    Almond Paste 14oz
    Sugar 3/4 cup (can be changed to taste)
    Egg Whites 2
    Orange Zest from 1 large orange
    Pine nuts for topping


Dough is rather sticky try to keep hands moistened while rolling in the pine nuts. I used a tsp for my measurement.


Process almond paste until becomes finer consistency. Add the egg whites (while processing) and orange zest- mix until combined *about 20-30 seconds).
Roll dough into small balls and roll in the pine nuts til lightly coated and place on cookie sheet (with parchment paper), flatten slightly, and bake for about 15-18" at 350". May have to make time adjustments according to your oven.
Cookies should be springy to touch and lightly browned. Place on cooling rack and store when cooled.
Cookies should be soft and chewy and delicious!

Serving Size: Makes about 30 medium sized cookies

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    looks interesting - 1/30/21

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    Very tasty. - 10/1/18

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    Very Good
    great - 1/8/18

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    So tasty! - 1/7/18

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    These look amazing! - 8/1/17