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Amaretti cookies

Author: Sarah Brooks
These homemade amaretti cookies are a simple take on these classic Italian biscuites. They are sweet, chewey, naturally gluten free and very morish!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Servings 36 individual cookies
Calories 197 kcal


  • 2 baking trays


  • 1 and ⅓ cups (295gms) granulated sugar or castor sugar
  • 4 cups (400gms) almond meal
  • 4 large egg whites from large eggs (2oz/55gms each with shells before seperating)
  • 1 teaspoon almond essence
  • ½ cup (60 gms) powdered sugar *also called icing surgar or confectioners sugar.


  • Pre heat oven to 340°F (170°C).
  • Seperate eggs and put yokes aside for another recipe, such as one of my delicious ice creams.
  • Line two trays with parchment paper.
  • Sift powdered sugar into a medium sized bowl.
  • Add sugar, almond meal, egg whites and almond essence to a large bowl.
  • Mix well untill it resembles coarse wet bread crumbs.
  • Scoop out a tablespoon of mix and roll into a bowl in your hand. If the mix is a little crumbly press together firmly in your hands, then carefully continue to roll into the ball.
  • Put rolled cookie into powdered sugar and roll around until coated.
  • Gently shake off excess powdered sugar then place it onto the lined tray and press down gently with one finger.
  • Continue to roll cookies, dip them into powdered sugar and put them onto trays until all cookies are done.
  • You can roll and dip a few cookies at a time into the powdered sugar to save time.
  • Bake cookies for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown between the icing sugar.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool, then transfer to wire cooling racks to cool completely.
  • Fabulious on their own or with a cup of coffee. Delicious!


For baking recipes the most accurate way to measure the ingredients is to use a pair of digital kitchen scales.  They are inexpensive and will give you better results when baking, as cup measures can vary widely.  
If you are unable to use scales I reccomend you use the 'spoon and level' method.  Spoon the ingredents into the cup and use a flat surface like a spatular or butter knife to level the top.  


Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 3gSugar: 13gCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

Keywords: Almond, Amaretti di Saronno, Gluten free, Italian biscuits
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