Amaretti Cookies

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Amaretti Cookies are traditional Italian cookies with unique textures. They are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Cookies will become crispier and crunchier the longer they sit. They remind me of macaron shells and taste almost the same. Amaretti Cookies are gluten-free cookies, making them perfect for people who avoid gluten.

Amaretti cookies on the table.

Ingredients note

  • almond flour. Make sure you are using almond flour and not almond meal. Do not substitude with all purpose flour.
  • sugar. Granulated white sugar and powdered sugar (for coating) was used in this recipe.
  • egg. Separate room temperature eggs and only use egg whites.
  • almond extract and Amaretto lequeur (oprional).
  • red food coloring. I used gel for this recipe.
  • salt.

How to make this recipe

Preheat oven to 325oF (170oC). Line two baking sheet pan with parchment paper or baking mat.

In the large mixing bowl sift almond flour, granulated white sugar, and salt. Set aside.

In the different mixing bowl using a whisk or hand mixer, whisk egg whites to soft peaks. This will take about 1-2 minutes.

Fold egg whites, into the dry ingredients using a rubber spatula. Add almond extract, Amaretto liqueur, and red food coloring. Keep folding until all is well combined. The dough will be very sticky and look like paste.

Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop dough into 1-inch balls. Toss each ball in powdered sugar and coat well. After that place balls on the prepared baking sheet pan about 1 inch apart, cookies will expand during baking.

Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown on the edges. Take out of the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes on the baking tray. After that transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

Amaretti cookies on the table.

Expert Tips

  • Space cookies well apart, they will spread in the oven.
  • Make sure your cookies are about the same size because this may change the baking time for bigger sizes.
  • When you are whipping egg whites, you need soft peaks, not like meringue for macarons.
 cookies cut in half on the wire rack.

Recipe FAQs

How to store Amaretti Cookies?

Store Amaretti Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Can I freeze Amaretti cookies?

You can freeze cookies in Ziploc bag for a few months.

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Recipe Card

Amaretti cookies

Amaretti Cookies

Marina
Amaretti Cookies are traditional Italian cookies with unique texture. They are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy inside.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 120 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 whisk or hand mixer
  • 1 spatula
  • 2 baking sheet pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ½ cup almond flour 240 gr
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar 200 gr
  • 3 large egg whites room temperature 90 gr
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 Tbsp Amaretto liqueur (optional)
  • red food coloring
  • ½ cup powdered sugar for coating

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325oF (170oC). Line two baking sheet pan with parchment paper or baking mat. 
  • In the large mixing bowl sift almond flour, granulated white sugar and salt. Set aside. 
  • In the diffrent mixing bowl using whisk or hand mixer, whisk egg whites to soft peaks. This will take about 1-2 minutes. 
  • Fold egg whites, into the dry ingredients using a rubber spatula. Add almond extract, Amaretti lequeur and red food coloring. Keep folding until all well combined. The dough will be very sticky and look like paste. 
  • Using cookie scoop or spoon, scoop dough into 1 inch balls.
  • Toss each ball in powdered sugar and coat well.
  • After that place balls on the prepared bakign sheet pan about 1 inch apart, cookies will expand during baking. 
  • Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes or untill lightly brown on the edges.
  • Take out of the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes on the baking tray. After that transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely. 

Notes

All ingredients must be at room temperature.
Space cookies well apart, they will spread in the oven.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 8mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 30IUCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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