Rating: 5 stars
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Italian recipe for almond cookies, destined to be your favorite recipe ever! They are sure to disappear off your table.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
45
Yield:
45 cookies
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Ingredients

45
Original recipe yields 45 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat egg whites with an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until foamy. Gradually add sugar and almond extract, continuing to beat until very stiff peaks form. Switch to the paddle attachment and mix in almond meal until dough comes together.

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  • Cover cookie dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 3 hours to overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Pour confectioners' sugar into a shallow bowl. Roll cookie dough into small balls and coat with confectioners' sugar. Arrange on the baking sheets.

  • Bake cookies in the preheated oven until lightly browned and firm, 10 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use a wooden spoon to mix in the almond meal in step 1.

Chilling the dough makes it less sticky and easier to work with. If you have no time, you can skip the refrigerating part.

Nutrition Facts

95 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 15.1g; fat 2.1g; sodium 7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2019
Only change I did was half'd the sugar. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2021
Delicious cookie. Much easier to handle if chilled. Way better than store bought Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2018
Must bake for 15 mins possibly longer. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2020
These are authentic Amaretti cookies, you must whip the egg whites. These are such a wonderful cookie that are easily adapted to be gluten free! I just use 2 tablespoons of gluten free flour blend and you cannot tell the difference! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2021
Used almond flour in place of almond meal. Absolutely divine! Saving to favorites. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2021
This is my first experience with amaretti cookies, and I really do like them! I think that next time I make them that I'll whip the egg whites into soft peaks before adding the sugar and flavoring because when I did it while the whites were only frothy it did not come to stiff peaks. I used a small cookie scoop and cooked them for 17 minutes. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2019
Only change I did was half'd the sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2021
Used almond flour in place of almond meal as suggested by other reviews. I also used Vanilla infused sugar?. Instead of Confection sugar I used regular sugar. I also added a almond on top of each cookie. Baked 16 minutes. Read More