Italian Pignoli Cookie are an Italian Sicilian classic cookie recipe that is similar to a macaroon. A crispy chewy and almondy cookie, that is sure to become a family favorite, if it isn’t already.
The holidays are all about Family, Love, Faith and Presents. So, this week I will share a bit of our family and the holiday cookies they love. I will have faith that you will love the recipes as much as we do and for the present part I am doing a Baking Bonanza Giveaway all week! (details below)
My husband was raised by an Italian mother and his grandfather (his mother’s father) ran an Italian grocery store. He likes all things Italian, especially the food. He has very fond memories of his mothers cooking when he was a little boy and still asks for her to make her artichokes for him when we visit, the man loves them. He also fondly talks of all the times he would work in his grandfathers grocery store or help him in his garden.
Jim at the age of 4, he is so darn cute!
Jim and his mother, Carmen at her 80th birthday party!
Of course his favorite Christmas Cookie is the Italian Pignoli. A chewy almond goodie topped with Pine Nuts (Pignoli in Italian).
Because I love the guy so darn much I always am sure to make a batch up for him. These seem to be the first ones to disappear off the cookie plate during the holidays, so make sure you treat the ones you love with a taste of these little italian biscotto’s.
If you are a fan of italian cookies check out my recipe for Anisette Cookies.