Prep and Cook Time: about 50 minutes. Notes: Store these pretty, bite-size cookies airtight for up to 2 days.

Recipe by Sunset November 2003


Recipe Summary

Makes about 18 cookies


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in egg yolk, orange peel, and vanilla. Stir in flour until well blended.

  • Shape dough into 18 equal balls. Place about 2 inches apart on buttered or cooking parchment-lined 12- by 15-inch baking sheets. Divide pine nuts equally among cookies, and firmly press nuts onto tops.

  • Pour honey into a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat in a microwave oven at 50% power just until liquefied, 30 to 60 seconds. Brush honey over cookies.

  • Bake cookies in a 300° oven until pale golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. With a wide spatula, transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; calories from fat 52%; protein 1.6g; fat 6.5g; saturated fat 3.4g; carbohydrates 13g; fiber 0.5g; sodium 54mg; cholesterol 26mg.