Anne Burrell's Pignoli Cookies — 12 Days of Cookies

Related To:

Anne Burrell's Pignoli Cookies
12 Days of Cookies

It’s time for 12 Days of Cookies, Food Network’s annual virtual cookie swap. Each day, visit us here on FN Dish for a peek at new holiday cookies, party-planning tips and top techniques for rolling, spooning, slicing, baking and decorating delicious sweet treats to give — or keep — from your favorite Food Network chefs.

A classic Italian Christmas cookie, the pignoli is made with just a handful of ingredients and takes only 35 minutes to prepare. Anne mixes up a light batter of almond paste, smooth powdered sugar and warm cinnamon, as well as lemon zest, which offers a bright, fresh flavor. After you’ve piped the dough into 1-inch balls, top them with crunchy pine nuts — pignoli — and bake for just 12-14 minutes until these two-bite cookies are a golden hue.

Get Sunny's Anne Burrell's Pignoli Cookies recipe and check out 12 Days of Cookies for dozens more recipes and holiday baking inspiration. Then, join the conversation: Tell us what you’re baking this season and what your all-time favorite cookie is.

Related Reading:

• Find recipes for our Top Holiday Cookies and bake up a batch in your kitchen.

• Host your best cookie swap yet with these easy party ideas from Cooking Channel.

• Learn how to decorate cookies like the pros.
Show us your best cookie creations.
• Get recipes for past cookies below.

Next Up

Why I Ruin a Few Christmas Cookies Every Year

It’s my meaningful way to keep past holiday memories alive.

7 Red and White Christmas Cookies to Deck Your Holiday Table

Because red and green aren’t the only Christmas colors!

Food Network Stars Share Their Best No-Bake Holiday Cookie Recipes

We've got picks from Ree Drummond, Molly Yeh and more!

Gluten-Free Holiday Baking

During holiday baking season, those who are sensitive to or intolerant of gluten needn’t miss out on all the sweet seasonal treats.

Change Up Your Cookie Swap — With a Cootie Catcher!

Or maybe you call it a fortune teller. Either way, it's the most fun way to make cookies.

Homemade Rainbow Cookies Are How I’m Honoring Christmas Tradition

I made the best of extra holiday time by recreating a family classic — and learned a few tricks along the way.

6 Easy Holiday Cookies to Make with Kids

Put all their extra energy to good use!

How to Put Together the Perfect Christmas Cookie Gift Box

Choose a fun variety of cookies, bake them up efficiently, pack them beautifully, and earn warm smiles from all your friends and family.

Sealed & Delivered: Recipes in a Jar

Surprise your friends this year with a homemade gift: a recipe-in-a-jar.