Amaretto Cookies Recipe presents Amaretto Cookies Recipe

Amaretto Cookies Recipe


Yield: Makes about 30 cookies.


Amaretto Cookies also known as amaretti Cookies are a favorite originating in Italy and have been a favorite with coffee or as a light desert in the US.   There are many variations but here is one.

Amaretti (pronounced “am-ah-REHT-tee”) is the Italian name for macaroons, which means little bitter things. These small, domed-shaped cookies that are crisp and crunchy on the outside and soft inside, originated in Venice Italy during the Renaissance period. presents Amaretto Cookies Recipe



Ingredients of Amaretto Cookies presents Amaretto Cookies Recipe

2 1/2 cups of almond flour -or- 3 cups of blanched slivered almonds, finely ground up

1 1/4 cup of baker’s sugar (superfine sugar)

3 egg whites

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of almond extract

Extra sugar for dusting



Method of Baking Amaretto Cookies

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1 Preheat oven to 300 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper. presents Amaretto Cookies Recipe

2 In a food processor mill together the almond flour and sugar. Add the vanilla and almond extract and pulse for a few seconds. Add the eggs, one at a time, and continue to process until the dough is smooth. presents Amaretto Cookies Recipe

3 Place teaspoons of the dough on the parchment paper and dust with sugar. Bake for 24-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before serving. They will be slightly chewy at first, but they will be nicely crispy as a day or two goes by. Store in a cool, dry place. (Note: I usually under bake mine since I like them chewy. If that’s your preference, bake them for about 20-24 minutes.) presents Amaretto Cookies presents Amaretto Cookies Recipe