Background Image

Chewy Amaretti Cookies

0 0
Chewy Amaretti Cookies

Share it on your social network:

Or you can just copy and share this url

Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
3 Egg Whites
3 cups Ground Almonds (280g)
1 1/2 cups minus 1 tbsp Caster Sugar
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tbsp Amaretto Liqueur
3 heaped tbsp Caster Sugar
3 heaped tbsp Icing Sugar

The perfect accompaniment to a strong Italian coffee.

Cuisine:

Ingredients

Directions

Share

By Nicky Corbishly, Kitchen Sanctuary

I am so excited by these little bites of loveliness. One of my favourite treats is an almond croissant, but these come a very close second. I used the recipe from Kitchen Sanctuary but as I only had 100g of ground almonds, I made a third of the quantity and made mini bite sized cookies.

We are looking forward to enjoying them with this afternoons race.

Steps

1
Done

Preheat the oven to 170C/325F.

Line two baking trays with a silicone mat or baking parchment

2
Done

Using a hand whisk or mixer, whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks. Fold in the ground almonds, caster sugar and vanilla extract. Slowly stir in the amaretto. Add just enough so that the mixture is a thick paste that can be formed into a ball in your hand (it should be very sticky though).

3
Done

Place the caster sugar and icing sugar for rolling on two separate plates. Using a teaspoon, scoop out a chunk of the cookie mixture and roll it into a ball in your hands (about the size of a walnut - note, it will be sticky). Roll it in the caster sugar, then roll it in the icing sugar and place on the baking tray.

4
Done

Repeat with the remaining dough until you've used it all up. Leave a bit of space between the cookie balls as they will expand slightly during cooking.

5
Done

Use your finger to squash the cookie balls a little (they will crack a little at the edges - that's fine) then place in the oven to cook for 15 minutes.

6
Done

Take out of the oven, leave to cool for 5 minutes then remove from the baking tray. You can serve them warm, or allow them to cool completely on a cooling rack.

Zoe Negus

Smoked Salmon Pasta with Chilli and Rocket
previous
Smoked Salmon Pasta with Chilli and Rocket
Pateis De Nata
next
Pasteis De Nata
Smoked Salmon Pasta with Chilli and Rocket
previous
Smoked Salmon Pasta with Chilli and Rocket
Pateis De Nata
next
Pasteis De Nata