Pinenut Almond Cookies

Can’t believe January is almost over in 2020. How’s it going at your neck of the woods?

We had this fabulous winter break late December where I got to spend time with my family for a good 10 days. The weather was Sunny, nice and beautiful all at once. Lots of fun bowling, watching movies, lazy mornings, hearty food and loads of memories.

I kickstarted my new year, actually new decade in very happy way by spending with family. It was sad to leave the family and come back. But the fun and energy I got with this little break is refreshing and much needed.

While on the vacation, there is no filter for carbs counting or picking only healthy stuff. And I dont regret it one bit.

So, once we were back, I was looking to make some healthy cookies with pine nuts. I had these pine nuts given by a good friend which needed to be used up. Most of the recipes are for the famous Italian Pignoli cookies. They looked good but not the healthy way I wanted them to be.

After Baking

So, I tweeked one of the recipes to make these cookies. They have honey and almond flour and roasted pine nuts on the top. That’s it. Simple & easy.

The end result was this nice crunchy cookies with pinenuts on top, soft & chewy with almond flour texture in the middle. Best of both worlds. These can also be made as a special treat for tea parties, weekend brunch and as a Valentines day gift.

Try them, you will not regret them !!

Pinenut Almond Cookies

  • Servings: 1 dozen
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Scrumptious Cookies with almond center and Pinenuts crunch on the top


  • 1/3 cup Pinenuts – roasted and cooled
  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Crystal sugar
  • 1/4 cup Almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 cup Unsalted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat and keep it aside.
  2. Mix dry ingredients – Flour, salt, sugar, Baking powder and Almond flour in one bowl.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan on low heat. Add honey and mix it well. Do not cook the butter + honey mixture on high heat. Switch off the heat once the butter is melted, take it away from the heat, add the egg and whisk it well without any lumps.
  4. Pour the honey, butter and egg mixture to dry ingredients and mix it well. Finally add pinenuts and fold them gently.
  5. Scoop 1 tbsp of the batter on to the baking sheet and press them into circles. The cookies will not spread much in the cooking.
  6. Bake for 12-15 mins until the edges are brown. Take them out of the oven and let them cool for 5 mins before transferring them onto cooling rack. Enjoy with cup of tea or milk.


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Hi, This is Smitha. Thanks for stopping by to share my passion for baking easy and yummy food. Happy to have you here.

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