|Posted by me on December 20, 2020 at 3:55 AM|
These decadent little pine nut studded crisp/chewy cookies with a hint of citrus and heady almonds, hail from the south of Italy and the island of Sicily. They are a staple in every bakery and are the absolutely perfect mid morning sweet treat with a strong cup of espresso or to enhance your festive sweets and treats at Christmas time...They make lovely little gifts, just pop into an airtight box and tie with a pretty ribbon x Quick and simple to bake, if you love marzipan these are right up your street... bellisimo ❤️
454g natural marzipan ( not the bright yellow stuff), broken into little pieces
200g caster sugar
2 medium egg whites
Zest 2 large clementines or small oranges
Zest 1 lime
200g pine nuts
Icing sugar to dust
Preheat the oven to 150c for a fan assisted oven, 170c for a regular oven. Line three - four large baking sheets with baking paper.
Place the marzipan, caster sugar, egg whites and zests into a large bowl and beat together for 2-3 minutes until well combined. Leave to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Tip the pine nuts into a bowl.
Use a teaspoon and scoop heaped teaspoons the size of a walnut, roll into a ball with your hands then tumble in the pine nuts.
Place well apart on the sheets and bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a light golden brown, remove from the oven and leave to cool. Dust with a little icing sugar