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Amaretti cookies

Recipe: Amaretti cookies

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 32


  • 3 egg whites
  • 280 g almonds
  • 280 g sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 tbsp fireball or the liquor of your choice

For rolling

  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar


  • Grind the almonds (or use store bought ground almonds)
  • Heat the oven to 175°C (350°F)
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper
  • Take a big bowl and a hand mixer and whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks
  • Fold in the almonds, sugar, vanilla powder and liquor and mix until you have an even paste
  • Use two separate plates, one for the sugar and one the powdered sugar.
  • Start forming small balls (~3 cm) then roll each first in sugar, then in the powdered sugar.
  • Place on the tray with a little space between each (they expand slightly in the oven but not much)
  • Squash each cookie just a little then bake in the oven for 15 minutes.