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in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Charlotte Rutledge

Amaretti Recipe

Traditional to Saronno, Italy, these cookies are an amaretto (almond-flavored) variety of France's macarons. When fresh out of the oven and eaten the day they're made, they're somewhat soft, with a slight crunch; they become crispier and crunchier the longer they sit. No matter when you choose to eat them, they're a delightful treat served alongside a morning or afternoon espresso, or cup of frothy cappuccino or latte.

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Nutrition information


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  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar; plus extra (1 cup or so) for coating
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, sugars, and salt.
  2. Add the egg whites and the almond extract, mixing until the dough becomes cohesive.
  3. Form the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line it with parchment.
  5. Scoop the dough into 1" balls; a teaspoon cookie scoop works well here.
  6. Put the extra confectioners' sugar into a shallow bowl. Drop the dough balls into the sugar as you go. Once about five or six are in the bowl, shake and toss the bowl to coat the balls with sugar.
  7. Place the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 1 1/2" apart. Gently press down on each ball to flatten just slightly.
  8. Bake the cookies for 25 to 30 minutes, until they've cracked slightly and are a deep golden brown beneath the sugar, but are still slightly soft when pressed.
  9. Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool for 5 minutes on the pan, then transfer them to a rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 15g
  • Servings Per Batch 36
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 70
  • Calories from Fat 40
  • Total Fat 4g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 20mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 2g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.