Vegan Pignoli Cookies

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Prep Time5minutes
Cook Time30minutes
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Growing up my mom always made pignoli cookies during the holidays. They are so delicious and are perfect during the afternoon with a cup of tea or fancy enough to be served for dessert.

I must warn you, however, both the pine nuts and almond paste are a bit pricey. WalMart sells the same almond paste as high-end grocery stores but a few dollars less expensive.

These cookies can be stored, at room temperature, in a tightly sealed container for several days.



  • 7 ounces almond paste
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick Earth Balance Margarine softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1.5 cups pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup almond milk


  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Line cookie sheets with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  3. In a food processor combine almond paste, baking powder and 1/3 cup of the sugar.
  4. In a mixing bowl beat remaining 1/3 cup sugar and Earth Balance, until fluffy.
  5. Add almond paste mix and combine for 2 to 3 min.
  6. Roll into balls and dip in almond milk, roll into pine nuts, pressing into place.
  7. Place on prepared baking sheets and bake 15 to 16 min.
  8. Let cool on sheet for 8 min. Transfer to wire rack until completely cool.

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