Chocolate Pine Nut Cookies

Chocolate Pine Nut Cookies
Photo by Steve Hunter


  • 4-½ oz. (1 cup) confectioners’ sugar; more for decoration (optional)
  • Pinch salt
  • 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
  • 8 oz. unsalted butter, soft and at room temperature
  • + 1 more ingredients
    • 8 oz. (1-¾ cups) all-purpose flour

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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