Tuscan Rosemary Pine Nut Bars

This is the easiest baking recipe I know. I make it when I don't feel like baking.

I had some kind of flu like bug all week and was stuck inside the house going out of my mind.

So, to console myself, I baked, but I didn't eat any of the goods!
I lost 3 lbs. so far! (but that doesn't really count when you are sick!).

This recipe has only 5 ingredients, and done in a saucepan on the stove!

Much like a shortbread. Buttery and delicious.

They will be gone in the time it takes to bake them. (not eaten by me....NO BAKED GOODS, remember?).

That is the only negative about them. The recipe doesn't make enough.

Tuscan Pine Nut Cookies w/ Rosemary:

1/4 cup pine nuts (pignoli nuts), lightly toasted
1/2 cup powdered confectioners sugar
1 cup flour
1 stick of butter
1 tbsp of chopped fresh rosemary

Have all of your ingredients ready to go.

Preheat oven at 350.

I use a pie dish, though the dough doesn't spread all the way to the edges. I manage.

In a heavy saucepan, on medium heat, heat your butter stick until melted.

Now add your powdered sugar, toasted pine nuts and chopped rosemary.
Mix well.

Now add your flour last and stir to make a ball of dough.

Spread your dough in a small baking dish or pan and spread out as evenly as possible (no greasing necessary, this is a buttery dough).

Bake for about 20 minutes until edges are firm and starting to brown.

Let cool in pan about 3 minutes before carefully slicing into wedges.

After 15 minutes, lift cookies out of pan with a small spatula and cool completely on racks. This is important. The dough needs enough time to cool down and harden, otherwise when you slice them, they will fall apart.

Enjoy! They had better be gone by the time I finish this post!


Debbie said…
Wow, those look great. So different. I have to try them sometime. Thanks!
these look so easy and delicious...kicked up shortbread...Nice!
Love this! I am bookmarking to try soon.
Anonymous said…
In my head, I have eaten the lot already. Must make, must eat!
Anonymous said…
Wow, great recipe! I love pine nuts and rosemary and these cookies sound wonderful!
Pam said…
Yum. I love, love, love pinenuts. Looks really delicious Stacey.
Like savory little cookies. Do you eat them as dessert, or with cheese, like crackers?
Sara said…
These look so good - I love pine nuts, I made some almond cookies with them a few weeks ago.
Great recipe. I'm really learning to love rosemary in desserts. I'm a huge pine nut fanatic too.
Tell me you didn't even try this? Are you kidding me?? Why are you torturing yourself? I couldn't do it!!
Stacey...Sorry you are sick. Your system must have been anticipating the diet and revolted immediately! These wedges look devine. Love the Sunday School dish too. Feel better soon. ♥Rosemary
SarahB said…
I really have a hard time believing you didn't eat any of these!! They look so good! A couple of crumbs? did you "even out" any of the slices???
Anonymous said…
Yum! I think I have exactly the right amount of pine nuts for this recipe.
LaDue & Crew said…
Oh God these look SO good!! I love unique recipes like these. You rock girl, on the 3 lbs!! I'm impressed!
Bob said…
Simple, quick and full of pine nuts? I'm in! Hope you feel better soon.
Maria said…
Ha! We did post similar things. I can't wait to make savory wedges. I hope you are feeling better. Being sick is no fun!
Anonymous said…
I would eat them all...good grief...love the pine nuts in there.
Ciao Chow Linda said…
Stacey - So sorry you were sick. Hope you're better now. Love the pine nut-rosemary goodies. Sounds like something to make for my Italian friends. Just got back from a few days in Vermont and before I left I made your chocolate chip cookies to take up to my friends there. They were a huge hit - great recipe.
Anonymous said…
Just wanted to let you know that there are some bad pine nuts out there. I got sick on Friday after eating at my gf's..an amazing salad with pine nuts. She started having a bitter metallic taste in her mouth too..like we had been poisoned so she googled the syptoms and apparently this has been going on for over a year and they havent recalled the pinenuts..seeming from Chine(an article said they might be rancid thought they tasted fine after toasting).
People said it lasted from 3 days to a few weeks. Everything tastes like metal, like when you take a strong antibiotic. It is horrible.

Thought you might want to hold off on buying pine nuts..or only get domestic or italian ones.

I have had besides the bitter taste in my mouht,body aches..diarhea headache and hot flashes with a lower then average body temp..my gf has only had the bad taste in her mouth.