Thursday, July 16, 2015

Pignoli Cookies

makes: 3 dozen

¼ cup milk
1 tablespoon honey
¼ cup vegetable shortening
¼ cup butter
2 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup pine nuts

Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Heat milk and 1 tablespoon honey together until combined, remove from heat, cover to keep warm. Cream the shortening and butter. Cream in the sugar. Beat in 2 tablespoons honey and vanilla. Gradually blend in flour. Fold in the pine nuts. Roll dough into 1" balls and place on cookie sheets about 1" apart. Brush cookies with milk/honey mixture. Bake 8-10 minutes or until light brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool.