True Amaretti


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
45 cookies


  • 5 very cold egg whites

  • 2 ½ cups white sugar

  • 5 teaspoons almond extract

  • 4 ½ cups almond meal

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar, or as needed


  1. 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.

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

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

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

  5. 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 (per serving)

95 Calories
2g Fat
15g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 45
Calories 95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 165mg 4%

* 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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