Almond Pine Nut CookiesCourse: Cookie, Deserts
Now, let’s talk history. These cookies, with their rich almond flavor, can be traced back to medieval times when almonds were a symbol of good luck. Fast forward to today, and these gems are still delivering joy in every bite. It’s like having a time-traveling cookie that brings the best of the past to your taste buds.
And those pine nuts! They’re not just expensive; they’re the VIPs of the culinary world. Sprinkled generously on these cookies, they add a touch of luxury and a unique taste that lingers in your memory like a cherished melody.
Pass one of these cookies to a friend, and watch their eyes light up. It’s like handing them a ticket to a flavor paradise, a place where textures dance and flavors serenade your taste buds.
On the health front, these cookies are a win-win. Gluten intolerant? No problem! With almond flour instead of regular flour, these treats are a delight for everyone in the family. Plus, almonds bring a nutritional punch to the party, like a superhero swooping in to save the day.
In the end, these Almond Pine Nut Cookies are not just cookies; they’re a celebration of taste, history, and a dash of luxury. So, roll those dough balls, coat them in pine nuts, and let the baking magic begin! Your taste buds will thank you.
150 g (5.3 oz) white sugar or caster sugar
150 g (5.3 oz) almond flour or chopped almonds
38 ml (1.3 fl oz) egg white (from 1 large egg)
70 g (2.5 oz) pine nuts
1 tsp baking powder
8 g (0.3 oz) vanilla sugar
1 tsp almond extract
- Grind the sugar and vanilla sugar in a food processor until powdered. If you are using powdered sugar skip this step. Set the powdered sugar aside.
- Additionally grind almond flour or almonds separately. The almond mass should become denser and more buttery due to the finer grind.
- Mix almond flour, almond extract and baking powder.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites and powdered sugar until foamy, for 5 minutes.
- Add the almond mixture to the whites and stir until combined.
- Form small balls from the resulting dough.
- Roll the balls in the pine nuts, as if pressing them into the nuts. Place the cookies in the freezer for 30 minutes. This way it will hold its shape better when baking. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C° (350 F).
- Place cookies on a baking paper, keeping a distance of 3-4 cm between each cookie. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180 degrees C° (350 F).
- Cool the cookies completely on a wire rack.
- These cookies will be an excellent treat for the whole family and even for those people who are gluten intolerant, since they do not contain flour.