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Biscotti with Pignoli Nuts
Biscotti with Pignoli Nuts
(Biscotti con Pignoli)
 
 
Ingredients:

2 lbs (900 grams) almond paste
1 and 1/2 cups (150 grams) confectioners sugar
8 egg whites (room temperature)
1 lb (450 grams) pignoli (pine) nuts
1 and 1/2 cups (300 grams) sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
 
Directions:
 
Cream together the almond paste, sugars and honey into a smooth batter.
 
Beat the egg whites until stiff, then gradually mix into the batter, along with the vanilla.
 
Spread the pignoli in a dish.
 
Drop the batter by teaspoonful into the nuts, then place onto a lightly greased cookie sheet at 1-inch (2.5 cm) intervals.
 
Bake in a preheated 350 F (175 C) oven for 12-14 minutes or until golden.
 
Remove carefully from baking sheet with a spatula while still warm. Makes about 4 dozen.

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