Amaretti Cookies (No Flour and Low-Fat)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

There is no flour in these cookies which makes them perfect for people with gluten allergies

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb slivered almonds
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract or 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 large egg whites (from large or extra large eggs)


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or waxed paper, then generously grease the paper.
  3. Process the almonds in 2 batches in a food processor until finely ground.
  4. In a bowl combine the almonds with powdered sugar, vanilla and almond extract until blended, then stir in the egg whites; mix to combine (the batter will be sticky!).
  5. Drop from a teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for abouit 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.


Most Helpful

I favor subtle cookies like this. This hit the spot for Recipe #317907 #317907, and DH and I loved munching on them. These were so easy! Thanks for posting, Kittencal! Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.

KateL December 29, 2008

Really nice. I used Splenda instead of sugar snd opted for more vanilla over the almond extract. I spread my teaspoons of the mixture a bit thin, and got just under double the amount stated. I cooked them for 10 minutes and they came out beautiful. The consistency was on the verge of chewy and crisp, and satisfied my cookie craving minus any calorie-dense flour. Thank you for sharing :)

gym tonic February 12, 2007

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