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.

4 dozen


  • 7 egg whites

  • 2 ½ cups white sugar

  • 2 pounds ground almonds

  • 2 tablespoons almond extract

  • 1 cup chopped almonds

  • cup granulated sugar for decoration


  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
21g Fat
32g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 341
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 10g
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 321mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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