Italian Amaretti Cookies

Recipe by Mortadella1985
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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    cups ground almonds (almond meal)
  • 2
    cups sugar
  • 12
    teaspoon pure almond essence
  • 1
    tablspoon amaretto liqueur (optional)
  • icing sugar for dusting the top of the cookie
  • almonds or pistachios for tops cookie
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DIRECTIONS

  • 1.Position the oven rack so that it is at the bottom of the oven.
  • 2.Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • 3.Check that your ground almonds are as fine as possible. You can always pass them through a blender to make sure.
  • 4.In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground almonds, salt and sugar, mixing well with a fork.
  • 5.Next mix in the eggs (all at once – no need to beat in advance), and almond essence.
  • 6.Line two cookie sheet with baking paper, and using a tablespoon, make round balls of cookie dough and place them on the baking sheet (leaving 2cm of space between each).Press either an almond or pistachio onto thetop of ech cookie.
  • 7.Cook for 10 minutes on the lowest rack in the oven, then move the rack to the middle of the oven and bake an additional 5 minutes.Leave to cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes.
  • 8.Using a small sieve, sprinkle each cookie with a light dust of powder (icing) sugar.
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