Mia Francesca Trattoria

Restaurant Raleigh
4100 Main at North Hills St.
Raleigh, NC 27609

Recipe: Italian Pignoli Cookies by Mia Francesca Trattoria

Recipe Ingredients

Italian Pignoli Cookies

8 ounces Almond Paste

2 egg whites

½ cup powdered sugar

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup of pecans (or almonds) finely chopped

 Recipe Instructions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.  Place the chopped pecans or almonds into a shallow bowl and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer break apart the almond paste on the lowest speed to soften.  Add in the egg whites and continue to beat on a low speed until mostly smooth.  Add in the sugars and salt; stir in the flour.

Using a 3/4-1 inch cookie scoop, scoop the dough and place it in the chopped nuts.  Roll to completely cover, repeating for each cookie before putting them on the prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 15-17 minutes until just barely golden brown.  You don’t want to brown the cookies too much otherwise they will lose their soft texture.  Allow to cool before dusting with additional powdered sugar and serving.


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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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