Pine Nut Drops

Pine Nut Drops
Photo: Laurie Frankel
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
40 cookies


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 ½ cups 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.

Serving Notes

includes cooling time

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

161 Calories
11g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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