Pine Nut Drops

Photo by Laurie Frankel
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  • Makes about 40 cookies
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 161 calories
    • Calories 61 calories from fat
    • Fat 11 g
    • Sat Fat 3 g
    • Cholesterol 17 mg
    • Sodium 67 mg
    • Protein 2 g
    • Carbohydrate 16 g
    • Sugar 9 g
    • Fiber 1 g


  1. Check 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  2. Check 1cup packed dark brown sugar
  3. Check 1/2cup granulated sugar
  4. Check 2tablespoons corn syrup
  5. Check 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. Check 1 large egg
  7. Check 2 3/4cups all-purpose flour
  8. Check 1/2teaspoon kosher salt
  9. Check 1 1/4teaspoons baking soda
  10. Check 2 1/2cups raw pine nuts


  1. Heat oven to 375° F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or aluminum foil. 
  2. With an electric mixer on medium-high, beat the butter, brown and granulated sugars, corn syrup, and vanilla for 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly add the flour mixture to the egg mixture.
  3. Form the dough into tablespoon-size balls. Spread the pine nuts on a plate. Roll each ball in the pine nuts, pressing so the nuts adhere. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned at the edges, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer the cookies to wire racks. Cool completely.