Baci Di Dama (Almond Cookies)

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 20
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Blanch and toast the almonds. Peel and chop them very finely or crush them in a mortar with 1/2 cup sugar.
  • Add the vanilla, beat egg whites till stiffened, then fold in the almonds.
  • Spoon the batter into a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip. Pipe 2 l/2-in. wide rounds about 1 1/2 apart on a buttered baking sheet and flatten them a bit.
  • Sift the confectioner's sugar over the tops and let stand at room temperature 1-2 hours.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF and bake for about 20 minutes
  • Remove from oven and cool. Amaretti may be kept in a sealed box for several days.
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