I also made these with dried cranberries and chocolate chips for the not so in love with pine nut kids.....
This cookie has a taste very much like a marzipan cookie but the texture and consistency is much lighter
Step 1: INGREDIENTS
2/3 cups powdered almonds...grind to a fine meal consistency
1 3/4 cups of confectioner's sugar
1egg white from a small egg
8 oz. almond paste
2 egg whites
1/2 cup of unbleached flour
1/2 confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon of almond extract
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup of pine nuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 chocolate chips
Step 2: ALMOND PASTE
Blend this mixture till it forms a ball and all ingredients are fully incorporated, about five minutes...
Step 3: BATTER
Place the mixture in a refrigerator for at least one hour or until firm.
Step 4: FORMING THE COOKIES
Now take the pine nuts and sprinkle on the tops.
An alternate method... If your dough is firm, press the silver dollar sized batter directly into a bowl of pine nuts and roll them around until covered, this makes for a slightly heavier cookie as the nuts are covering the cookie vs just the tops.