Amaretti Cookies

Made with ground almonds, sugar and egg whites, this classic Italian cookie is naturally gluten-free!

Photo by Heather S.
Adapted from cbc.ca

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

24

cookies

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

24

servings

Adapted from cbc.ca

Ingredients

  • 2

    egg whites

  • 2/3

    cup to 1 cup sugar

  • 2

    cups finely ground almonds or almond flour

  • 1

    tsp. almond extract or vanilla

  • Blanched whole almonds, for finishing cookies

  • Chocolate hazelnut spread or jam, for making sandwich cookies (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Beat egg whites to soft peaks. Slowly beat in 2/3 cup sugar until stiff peaks, but if you prefer a sweeter cookie, add 1/3 cup more sugar. Fold in ground almonds and almond extract. Using a tbsp. to measure, drop cookies, spacing 1-inch apart, onto prepared baking sheets. Add whole almond to centre of each cookie. Bake cookies until golden and set, about 20 minutes. Let stand on baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack to cool completely. If desired, make sandwich cookies and sandwich chocolate hazelnut spread or jam between 2 cookies. Store in airtight container. These cookies can also be frozen.

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