Italian Amaretti Biscuits (Cookies)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Jen T

Nice on a break with tea or coffee. Chewy with a real almond flavour.

Top Review by patricia

Absolutely foolproof. I added only half the amount of sugar, and they were still very, very sweet. I didn't have enough almonds, so I substituted half with ground hazelnuts. Wow ! Lovely ! Thanks for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 125 g ground almonds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 -2 drop almond essence
  • blanched almond, for decorating


  1. Combine the ground almonds with sugar, egg whites, vanilla and almond essence and mix well in small bowl of electric mixer.
  2. Beat mixture on medium speed for 3mins.
  3. Allow mixture to stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Prepare trays by lightly greasing and dusting with a little flour. Shake off excess flour.
  5. Spoon mixture into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm (1/2") plain tube.
  6. Pipe in a circular motion from centre to make biscuits 4cm (11/2") in diameter onto prepared trays.
  7. Place a blanched almond on top of each biscuit.
  8. Bake in a moderate oven 350'F/180'C for 12-15 mins or until tops are lightly browned.
  9. Leave on tray a few minutes before removing with a spatula to cool on a wire rack.

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