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

Amaretti Cookies

Homemade amaretti cookies, delicious Italian treats containing almonds, egg whites, sugar and amaretto liquor...
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. Add the almond meal, caster sugar and plain flour (if using) to the blender. Season with a little salt.
  2. Blend the ingredients until well combined. Pour the egg whites in a high cup and beat them for a minute or so until firm but not too stiff.
  3. Homemade amaretti cookies, delicious Italian sweet dessert treats containing almonds, egg whites, sugar and amaretto liquor...
  4. Pour the dry almond mixture from the blender in a large mixing bowl and add the beaten egg whites.
  5. Homemade amaretti cookies, delicious Italian sweet dessert treats containing almonds, egg whites, sugar and amaretto liquor...
  6. Stir well until you get a wet crumbly cookie dough. Add the amaretto (or bourbon) and the almond extract.
  7. Homemade amaretti cookies, delicious Italian sweet dessert treats containing almonds, egg whites, sugar and amaretto liquor...
  8. Give the cookie dough one last firm stir. Now make little even balls from the sticky dough and place the balls on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Do this in batches if necessary.
  9. Homemade amaretti cookies, delicious Italian sweet dessert treats containing almonds, egg whites, sugar and amaretto liquor...
  10. Then bake the cookies 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...