My Italian grandmother's favorite.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir pine nuts in the hot skillet until toasted and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

  • Beat white sugar and butter together in a large bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat eggs, 1 at a time, into creamed butter mixture, beating well after each addition. Whisk flour and baking powder in a separate bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture until dough is just mixed. Fold pine nuts into dough.

  • Spread corn flakes into a shallow baking dish. Form dough into balls, about 1 tablespoon per cookie; roll each in the corn flakes, pressing gently to coat. Arrange cookies, 1-inch apart, on the prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 23 minutes. Cool cookies on the baking sheets and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 23.6g 8% DV; fat 8.9g 14% DV; cholesterol 37.2mg 12% DV; sodium 64mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2014
The only criticism I have is that they re a little dry inside cooked at 23 minutes. In the future I would start checking for doneness at 20 minutes (oven temps do vary). This is a fairly expensive cookie with 1 cup of pine nuts so just be cautious and don t overcook. I really like the crispy crushed corn flake exterior and you definitely can taste the richness of the pine nuts. Also this is not a super sweet cookie which appeals to me. I followed the recipe to the letter ended up with 36 (not 24) cookies using a 1 Tbsp cookie scoop and only needed 3 cups of crushed corn flakes. Very nice just a little overcooked but that s easily corrected. Would make again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/18/2019
Ok. A bit overdone at the 23 mins. Start checking after 15 or so. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2014
The only criticism I have is that they re a little dry inside cooked at 23 minutes. In the future I would start checking for doneness at 20 minutes (oven temps do vary). This is a fairly expensive cookie with 1 cup of pine nuts so just be cautious and don t overcook. I really like the crispy crushed corn flake exterior and you definitely can taste the richness of the pine nuts. Also this is not a super sweet cookie which appeals to me. I followed the recipe to the letter ended up with 36 (not 24) cookies using a 1 Tbsp cookie scoop and only needed 3 cups of crushed corn flakes. Very nice just a little overcooked but that s easily corrected. Would make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2019
Followed directions except only baked for 16 minutes. That was perfect. Next time I'll add about 1/2 tsp. of vanilla. But overall this was great. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2019
Ok. A bit overdone at the 23 mins. Start checking after 15 or so. Read More
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