Amaretti Cookie is a simple yet indulgent treat. This Italian cookie is perfect for almond lovers. Make it once, and you'll crave it forever. Keep reading to find out how to make them!
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- Egg Whites
- Almond Flour
- Vanilla Extract
- Almond Extract
- Lemon Zest
- Powdered Sugar
See recipe card for quantities.
Instructions to make Amaretti Cookies
Whisk the egg whites. Add sugar when it's foamy.
Combine almond flour and remaining sugar.
Add half the dry mix to the meringue. Fold carefully.
Put in lemon zest, extracts, and Amaretto. Stir well.
Fold in the remaining dry mix. Dough will thicken.
Form balls, roll in powdered sugar. Bake and cool.
Hint: Don't rush the folding. Mixing too fast will deflate the meringue. Keep it light for chewy cookies.
For a non-alcoholic version, skip Amaretto. Use almond extract instead.
Swap lemon zest with orange zest for a citrus twist.
Equipment to make Amaretti Cookies
Store in an airtight container for up to a week. For longer, freeze the unbaked dough balls.
Top tip for Amaretti Cookies
Don't overbake. Cookies should remain chewy inside.
No, almond flour is essential.
No, you can use almond extract.
Up to a week in an airtight container.
Yes, freeze the unbaked dough.
Yes, this recipe is gluten-free.
Yes, for a citrus twist.
This recipe yields about 20 cookies.
Yes, just double all the ingredients.
They’ll be golden and firm to touch.
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
5x Egg Whites
550g Almond Flour
200g + 50g Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Almond Extract
2 tsp Amaretto
2g Lemon Zest
70g Powdered Sugar
Steps for Cookies
- Whisk egg whites till foamy.
- Add 50g sugar for soft peaks in meringue.
- Mix almond flour with 200g sugar.
- Add half of this dry mix to meringue.
- Fold it in carefully.
- Add zest, extracts, and amaretto.
- Add rest of dry mix and fold.
- Look for a thick paste. Then it's ready.
- Make 30g balls of dough.
- Roll in icing sugar, place on baking sheet.
- Bake at 325°F for 20 minutes.
- Cool down and enjoy!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Italian
- Diet: Gluten Free
- Use fresh eggs.
- Keep utensils clean.
- Don't eat raw dough.