Pignoli means pine nuts in Italian. These delicious cookies are fluffy, airy and simply delightful. Traditionally Made with ground almonds, butter and sugar, and topped with of coarse pine nuts, this is a modified recipe that uses almond flour and almond extract for the scrumptious almond flavor.
These almond flavored treats will cost you a fortune at the bakery if you can even find them but when made at home from scratch using almond flour and extract instead of almond paste they will not break the bank. They are so delicate and delicious.
The texture is so soft, almost pillow like, these cookies are my favorite, you get maximum flavor with minimum effort. And I love the textural contrast of a soft cookie and creamy, slightly crunchy pine nuts on top. They are just divine with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, melting in your mouth. And quick and simple. These cookies are so easy to make and so hard to keep your hands off once they are baked. The recipe is effortless and stress free.
Even the beginner bakers can make the cookies without any problem. Just a handful of simple ingredients and a few simple steps and 1 hour from start to finish you have scrumptious, yummy cookies on your plate that are bursting with delicate almond flavors. The taste is very balanced and subtle with just a right amount of almond flavor.