Posted by oliviaventura
This is one of my favorite biscuits – or for my US friends, cookies. My grandmother has made them ever since I remember. And, like most of my recipes, they’re really easy!
This recipe makes about 40 amaretti, but I frequently quarter it and make about a dozen.
17oz cups almond meal
14oz castor sugar (superfine sugar)
4 egg whites
1 tbs vanilla essence
Preheat oven to 320F or 160C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well-combined.
Roll mixture into little balls, about 2 teaspoonfuls per ball, and place on the tray. They won’t spread much, so you can put them close together. If you like, you can press a blanched almond or glace cherry into the tops.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, and allow to cool slightly on tray before transferring to a wire rack.