5 from 2 votes
Amaretti Cookies are small gluten and dairy-free confections that are made with egg whites, almond flour and sugar. The cookies can range from crispy like biscotti, to almost chewy texture and have the most amazing almond flavor and aroma.
Amaretti Cookies Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Amaretti Cookies are small gluten and dairy-free cookies made with egg whites, almond flour, and sugar. The cookies can range from crispy like biscotti, to an almost chewy texture and have the most amazing almond flavor and aroma. They're amazing with a cup of good strong coffee.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: almond cookies, amaretti cookies, italian cookies
Servings: 28
Calories: 147 kcal
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Ingredients
Amaretti Cookie Ingredients
For Coating the Almond Cookies
Instructions
Prep
  1. Line a 12 in x 16 in baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. 

    Preheat the oven to 325F with the baking rack in the middle. 

How to make the Chewy Amaretti Cookies
  1. Whip egg whites and granulated sugar in a bowl of a mixer with a whip attachment for about 15 minutes. 

  2. Add the vanilla extract, Almond extract, and Amaretto liqueur and carefully fold it in. Next, add the almond flour and fold it in until completely incorporated.

  3. Using a spoon or a medium ice cream scoop scoop about 2 tbsp of batter and form balls out of the dough. Then roll them in granulated sugar and powdered sugar and set on the prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart. 

  4. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes if you like the Amaretti cookies soft on the inside, or up to 25 minutes if you prefer the biscotti-like texture. 

How to make Soft Italian Cookies
  1. Add the egg whites to the sugar and whisk until well combined. Add the amaretto, vanilla extract, the almond extract and whisk until smooth. Next, fold in the almond flour. 

  2. Now continue with the instructions from step 3 from the section above.

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Amaretti Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.