Italian Amaretti Biscuits (Cookies)

Recipe by Jen T
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 20
UNITS: US

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
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DIRECTIONS

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