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Pignoli Strips

Pignoli Strips

Classic Italian pignoli cookies are named for the crunchy, buttery pine nuts sprinkled throughout.

Serves: 50 Save

Ingredients (7)

  • 15 oz White Cake Mix
  • 1 Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 3 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1½ tsp Almond Extract
  • ½ cup Pine Nuts
  • 3 T Powdered Sugar
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray the bottom and sides of a 13x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, place cake mix, butter, cream cheese, egg and almond extract. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat 2 to 3 minutes, stopping once to scrape down the bowl. Divide dough in half. Wrap one half in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Press remaining dough into the bottom of the prepared pan, leaving a 1-inch gap around the edges. Sprinkle with half the pine nuts, gently pressing into dough.
  3. Bake 20 to 30 minutes, until golden brown at edges and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  4. Let cool 30 minutes on a rack, then remove from pan. Repeat with remaining dough and pine nuts. Once cool, cut into strips and sprinkle with powdered sugar.