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Amariette Cookies

"This is a cookie the Italian's make on festive occasions like weddings, or Christmas. For a festive touch, decorate the top of each cookie with a piece of candied cherry instead of the almond."
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Ingredients

servings 341 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat egg whites and sugar until fluffy. Add the ground almond and almond extract, mixing well. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, roll in sugar and put a piece of almond or candied cherry on top.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees F) until firm. Bottom should be light brown.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 341 calories; 21.2 g fat; 31.9 g carbohydrates; 9.9 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 17 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Was seeking Italian Cookie called "pizzacotti" and found this. It was a hit at the holiday cookie making party. Doubled the recipe for tons. Great shape, holds form, packs well and YUMMIE. Us...

Most helpful critical review

Did not care for this cookie. My husband and I both agreed that the flavor was not horrible, but there were way too many nuts, which made them too chewy. Not sweet at all, either. Glad I did ...

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Was seeking Italian Cookie called "pizzacotti" and found this. It was a hit at the holiday cookie making party. Doubled the recipe for tons. Great shape, holds form, packs well and YUMMIE. Us...

These are wonderful! I had some egg whites and some sliced almonds I wanted to use. I am so glad I found this recipe. I put my sliced almonds in the blender to grind them and it worked great; th...

Fantastic cookie! One of my absolute favourites. Decorate with a red candied cherry at Christmas and they look like Rudolph's nose :o)

Fabulous. I made a half batch and I didn't bother to beat the egg whites - just stirred everything together with a rubber spatula and scooped onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. It took about ...

come out real good

Did not care for this cookie. My husband and I both agreed that the flavor was not horrible, but there were way too many nuts, which made them too chewy. Not sweet at all, either. Glad I did ...

I love Italian cookies and as I am not Italian I had asked my girlfriend for her mothers recipe. As I was still waiting I thought I might try these. All I can say is wow! These taste exactly li...

Not sure what you’re supposed to do with the chopped almonds, so I just left them out. There is also no baking time included with this recipe. I baked the first batch for 25 minutes but that was...

This was not good. Waste of time and money. No way this could be rolled into a ball. Just a mess. Had to keep adding ground nuts to thicken it up. No indication of how long to cook them, jus...