Chocolate Pine Nut Cookies

Chocolate Pine Nut Cookies
Photo by Steve Hunter


  • 1 oz. (1/3 cup plus 1 Tbs.) unsweetened natural (nonalkalized) cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup toasted pine nuts, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts, for garnish
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4-½ oz. (1 cup) confectioners’ sugar; more for decoration (optional)
  • 8 oz. unsalted butter, soft and at room temperature
  • 8 oz. (1-¾ cups) all-purpose flour
  • + 1 more ingredients
    • Pinch salt

Heat the oven to 325°F. In the large bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt until smooth and creamy. Add the flour and chopped pine nuts and mix on low speed until well combined. Shape 1 Tbs. scoops of dough into round...

View full recipe at Fine Cooking


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