Pignoli’s at Court Street Bakery

I was walking around Cobble Hill the other day, looking for something new and exciting for lunch when I passed by Court Street Bakery. I can’t imagine how many times I must have walked right by this place and never stopped in.

I peered through the front window and saw an array of Italian delights. Knowing that Mr. T loves pignoli cookies I stopped in to see if they had any available.

It took a few minutes for the woman to retrieve my cookies from the fridge so I munched on a piece of free almond biscotti while I waited and enjoyed the ambiance of an old school Brooklyn bakery. Everyone coming in around me were obviously regulars and chatted each other up while ordering fresh filled cannoli’s and decadent looking éclairs.

When my cookies arrived the first thing I noticed was the amount of pine nuts on top. Almost every inch of this cookie was covered.

Then I noticed the size of the cookie. From the top it looked normal but the sides were clearly much thicker than your normal pignoli.

Once I bit inside the middle tasted different as well. It was noticeably fluffier and light, more like a meringue than the usual chewy texture. These cookies were fantastic. Again pignoli cookies are never cheap. Four of these little guys cost me over $6.00 but I enjoyed each and every one of them.