Amaretti Cookies (No Flour and Low-Fat)

Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

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

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  • 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.