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Homemade amaretti cookies, delicious Italian sweet dessert treats containing almonds, egg whites, sugar and amaretto liquor...

Amaretti Cookies Di Saronno

Here's how to make these cute little amaretti cookies using the fabulous KitchenAid Stand Mixer Mini!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 40 small cookies
Calories per serving 51 kcal

Ingredients

  • 7 oz almond meal (200 g)
  • 2 medium egg whites
  • 7 oz caster sugar (200 g)
  • 2 tbsp amaretto or bourbon
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp plain flour (optional)
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Pour the egg whites in the bowl of the KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Attach the wire whip and lower the mixer head.
  2. Select speed 6 and beat the egg whites for a minute. Then just the speed to 10 and beat the egg whites for 3 minutes until stiff.
  3. Turn the speed off and transfer the beaten egg whites to a clean bowl.
  4. Rinse the bowl of the stand mixer and dry it. Add it back to the stand mixer and pour in the almond meal, the caster sugar, the flour (optional), the almond extract, the amaretto and a pinch of salt. Attach the flat beater and lower the mixer head.
  5. Select speed 4 and stir the ingredients for 3 minutes. Then add the stiff beaten egg whites to the bowl of the stand mixer.
  6. Select speed 4 and mix the ingredients for another 3 minutes.
  7. Remove the flat beater.
  8. Depending on how moist the amaretti cookie batter is, roll balls of the batter or add it to a large piping bag with a round shaped nozzle. Pipe even dollops of the amaretti batter or place the hand rolled batter balls on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Do this in batches if necessary.
  9. If you piped the batter, smoothen the top of the batter dollops with wet fingers. This will make the amaretti cookies bake evenly.
  10. Place the baking tray with the cookie batter in a preheated oven at 300°F (150°C) for 25 to 30 minutes until glossy and firm. Remove the baked cookies from the oven and let them cool down fully at room temperature.
  11. Homemade amaretti cookies, delicious Italian sweet dessert treats containing almonds, egg whites, sugar and amaretto liquor...