Makes about 2 dozen Difficulty
1-1/4 cups almond paste 3 egg whites, slightly beaten 1 cup powdered sugar 3/4 cup pine nuts
Position oven racks in top and bottom third of oven. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, beat the almond paste until it smooths out a little with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add half the egg whites and beat until smooth. On low speed, beat constantly while gradually adding sifted powdered sugar. Continue until all sugar is incorporated. Add remaining egg whites and beat until mixture is smooth. Transfer batter to a pastry bag with a 1/2" pastry tip and pipe 1-1/2" rounds onto parchment papered cookie sheets; keeping cookies 1" apart. Sprinke each cookie with pine nuts. Bake for 45 minutes, turning half-way through cooking. Remove cookies to a rack and let cool completely before removing them from the parchment paper. Store in an airtight container.
Good news! These delicious cookies are naturally gluten-free.