These almond-flavored treats are a beloved tradition of Italian cuisine, and their delicate texture and rich flavor are sure to captivate your taste buds.
Enjoyed with a cup of espresso or as a sweet conclusion to a meal, these Amaretti are a real treat for any occasion.
Makes 20 Amaretti cookies
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- Confectioners’ sugar for dustingInstructions:
- Preheat the oven to 300°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine the almond flour and granulated sugar.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
- Gently fold the beaten egg whites and almond extract into the almond flour mixture until a smooth, sticky dough forms.
- Using your hands, roll the dough into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter, and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Slightly flatten each ball and dust the tops with confectioners’ sugar.
- Bake the cookies for 15-20 minutes, or until they are golden brown around the edges.
- Allow the Amaretti cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.Enjoy these delightful Amaretti cookies with a cup of coffee or as a sweet treat on their own. Buon appetito!
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