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Yum! I couldn't find blanched almonds at my grocery so I substituted 2 cups of Bob's Mill Almond flour instead and mixed it all in my stand up mixer and they turned out great! Easy and very little clean-up! My gluten free kids loved them!
I love the amaretti cookie. It is truly worth the reaction that you get from people. The only adjustments that I made to the recipe was that I didn't do the almond blanching. I just bought ground almond already done. You need about 5 cups. It saves ALOT of time. Also added the 1/2 tsp. of vanilla as well as I placed one whole almond on top before going into the oven.... Happy baking eveyone!!
This actually gets a 10! I love amaretti and this is so easy and makes wonderful cookies. I made them for Christmas and had to give most of them away. But it was so easy to make more. Try them you'll like them.
My rating is not completely accurate since I didn't follow the recipe exactly. Instead of processing blanched almonds I used Trader Joe's pure almond flour 3 cups of it. B/c they weren't blanched there were bits of brown skin so it didn't turn out the smooth beige coloring in the picture. It was a little bit grainy/speckled and the dough was really sticky for me so I couldn't get rounded balls they ended up looking more like coconut macroons. The flavor was really great and I even cut down the sugar to 1 cup. I think if I use the almond flour again I might mix a little bit of regular flour in just to make the texture smoother. Also I used a 1/2 tablespoon to make the cookies which made 2 dozen but I think it made them too big and "dense." Next time I will make them smaller I think 1 teaspoon would be perfect. I'm still looking for a recipe similar to the AMAZING amaretti I had in Venice Italy!! Flavor was there but texture was not what I was looking for but it was probably the adjustments I made. If you like the texture of coconut macroons then this is it but almond flavored!
This is my favorite cookie. I was excited to find this recipe because the amaretti importied from Italy are so expensive. I used 2-1/2 cups of almond meal/flour made by Bob's Red Mill. I scooped the dough with a small melon baller and then dipped the top in turbinado sugar. Yum! Thanks for the great recipe Kevin!
This recipe tasted the closest to the amaretti cookies my parents' used to get from the Italian bakery. The dense texture was great. I only gave it four stars because the oven times were really off for me. It took closer to an hour for a batch to start to brown. If you want chewy cookies that stay chewy use rounded balls and do NOT flatten them as they are in some of the photos. I made a batch of rounded balls and one with flatter cookies and a day later the flatter ones are really hard -- great for dunking in coffee or tea but not for eating solo. The rounded ones are still nice and chewy on the inside -- perfect! The substitution I made was to use a 16 oz. bag of Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour instead of grinding slivered almonds. I may use less almond flour next time as I like my amaretti a little sweeter than these came out.