Amaretti cookies
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Amaretti Cookies

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Amaretti Cookies

Recipe by Donna
Cookies

32

cookies
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

Amaretti cookies are Italian almond cookies, that are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. These are great nibble with a cup of espresso or tea. They are so tasty that it is impossible to just have one.

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs whites

  • Pinch salt

  • 4 1/2-5 cups almond flour (meal)

  • 1 1/2 cup caster sugar

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 tsp almond extract

  • 1/2 cup caster sugar

  • 1/2 cup icing sugar

Directions

  • Separate 5 egg whites into a bowl then add a pinch of salt. Using an electric mixer beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Set that aside and sift 5 cups of almond flour with 1 1/2 cups of caster sugar into a bowl.
  • Add the almond flour mixture into the egg whites in three batches and fold it in gently with a spatula
  • Now go ahead and add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 2 tsps of almond extract. Then quickly fold it in.
  • Sift in the remaining third of the almond flour mixture and fold it in one last time. at this point, the cookie dough should have a thick paste-like texture.
  • Scoop out mounds of the cookie dough and place them into a plate of granulated sugar. Roll the scoop of cookie dough into the sugar, then take it into your hands and round it out to a ball. Drop the ball into a bowl of powdered sugar and evenly coat it.
  • Place the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and lightly press each cookie with your hand. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes.

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