We're already thinking about the different holiday desserts we'd like to prepare for the upcoming season, and amaretti are always a safe choice! These traditional, Italian almond cookies are delicate and light, while packed with intense flavor and are super simple to whip up. This recipe will make about 30 cookies.
- 2 1/2 cups of almond flour
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 egg whites
- 1 1/4 cup baker's sugar
- powdered sugar for garnish
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F and prepare your baking sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2: Blend almond flour and sugar in a food processor and then add vanilla and almond extract, pulsing for several seconds. Next, add the egg whites and continue to mix until you reach a smooth consistency.
Step 3: In teaspoons, place dough balls on your baking sheets and cover with a light layer of sugar. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool completely to reach the crisp consistency of a traditional amaretto cookie. Dust with a layer of powdered sugar if you'd like.
Enjoy them as is, or cumble them up and toss them into a batter for bread, pancakes, or ice cream to add an extra burst of almond flavor!