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Italian Pine Nut Cookies

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"My Italian grandmother's favorite."
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1 h servings 185
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir pine nuts in the hot skillet until toasted and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 23 minutes. Cool cookies on the baking sheets and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 185 calories; 8.9 23.6 3.9 37 64 Full nutrition

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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 expe...

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.