Pignoli Cookies Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Pine nuts1 Cup (16 tbs) (Pignolia)
 Butter8 Ounce, softened (2 Sticks)
 Sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Egg1 (At Room Temperature)
 Vanilla extract2 Teaspoon
 Lemon juice1 Teaspoon
 Flour2 Cup (32 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1080 Calories from Fat 614

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 71 g109.1%

Saturated Fat 31.3 g156.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 174.8 mg

Sodium 25.9 mg1.1%

Total Carbohydrates 103 g34.2%

Dietary Fiber 2.9 g11.8%

Sugars 51.8 g

Protein 13 g26.3%

Vitamin A 29.8% Vitamin C 1.4%

Calcium 3.6% Iron 27.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread out pine nuts on a baking sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, shaking pan once or twice, until nuts are lightly browned and fragrant.
2. In a medium bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, and lemon juice.
3. Add flour to butter-sugar mixture and beat until blended. Stir in pignoli. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour, until firm.
4. Preheat oven to 300°F. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until edges just begin to turn pale golden. Remove to a rack and let cool completely.