Amaretti: Italian cookie recipe

amaretti150 Image by: amaretti150 Author: Canadian Living

Since amaretti are usually bought in decorative tins, this is a great Italian cookie recipe to have in your repertoire – with the added bonus of being gluten-free. Plus, the cookies are truly easy to make.

  • Portion size 30 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2007

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups ground almonds
Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Method

In large bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; beat in sugar, 2 tbsp (25 mL) at a time, until stiff glossy peaks form. Beat in almond extract; fold in ground almonds.

Drop by generous 1 tbsp (15 mL) or pipe using piping bag, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, onto parchment paper–lined baking sheets.

Topping: Sprinkle sugar over cookies. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 300°F (150°C) oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through, for about 20 minutes or until firm to the touch and light golden. Transfer to rack; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store layered between waxed paper in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 4 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 76.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 9 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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