Easiest Amaretti Cookies Ever

Recipe by Suzy mom to 2
READY IN: 40mins


  • 12
    cup light cane sugar, finely ground
  • 1
    large egg white
  • 1
    cup almond flour
  • 13
    teaspoon almond essence
  • whole pecans (optional) or amarena cherry, for decorating (optional)


  • Stir sugar and egg white until sugar has dissolved.
  • Stir in amond flour and almond essence, but be careful: this mixture is too tough for a handmixer! I just dump everything in my bread machine and run the 'dough' program for a while until the dough is mixed evenly. A good food processor might do the job too ;-) Or just mix it thoroughly with a rubber spatula.
  • Spoon the mixture into a cookie press to shape small round cookies or use a small ice cream scoop to form little balls.
  • Place cookies 1/2 inch apart on greased cookie sheet or silpat.
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes at 300, place on lowest rack setting in your oven for the first 10 minutes.
  • Cookies are done when they start to turn lightly golden. They will be chewy right after baking but will become very crisp overnight.