Amaretti con frutta corretti (Italian amaretti with candied fruits)

"The easiest and most satisfying Amaretto cookie ever made."

Photo by Joseph M.

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 3

    Large eggs

  • 2

    cups of sugar

  • 4

    cups of Almond Flour

  • 5

    Tsp of Almond Extract

  • 5

    tsp of Sambuca Liquor

  • Coarse sugar for coating

  • 12

    red maraschino cherries (rinsed, dried and cut in half)

  • 12

    green maraschino cherries (rinsed, dried and cut in half)

  • 24

    white roasted almonds

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 1. Take 2 of the three eggs and seperate the egg white from the yolk . Using an electric beater, beat the egg whites until you achieve peaks; set aside. 2. Take the 2 egg yolks, along with the last egg, and mix with 1 cup of sugar, beat with a paddle mixer for about 3-5 minutes. 3. To the mix add the egg whites (Step 1), the remaining cup of sugar, the almond flour, mix in the almond extract and the sambuca (alternately with flour). Mix for about 3-5 minutes. 4. With the help of a small ice cream scooper, form into 1 inch balls. Immediately after, roll in the coarse sugar and place 2 inches apart on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper. 5. Once on the tray, top each cookie with your choice of red or green maraschino cherries or simply top with a whole almond. 6. Place on the middle rack in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. 7. Let cool on a wire rack and ENJOY!

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