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Pine Nut Cookies and Almond Macaroons from Sweet Maria's

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Pine Nut Cookies and Chocolate Almond Macaroon Variation

Sweet Maria's

Ingredients:

1 ½ pounds almond paste ( broken into pebble size pieces)
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup confectioners sugar
3 to 4 egg whites
2 cups pine nuts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In an electric mixer, combine almond paste, sugar, confectioners sugar and egg whites on low speed until blended. Mix until smooth. This will make a sticky dough.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls into pine nuts to cover. Place the cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet, spacing each 2 inches apart. Slightly flatten the tops of the cookies.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cookies cool completely on parchment.
 

 

Chocolate Almond Variation:

Add ½ cup cocoa to cookie dough and roll in sliced almonds instead of pine nuts.

Yields about 50 cookies