That’s amaretti, the Italian almond biscuits, not amaretto, the liquor. Although they do go well together.

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.


About oliviaventura

I was born many years ago in... No, seriously, all you need to know about me is that I love love LOVE reading, and it's even more fun to write my own stories (I get to choose the ending that way). I've worked in plenty of different jobs, many in retail, which is the best way to meet some really colorful people, and also in recruitment, telecommunications, and food safety. I live in Melbourne, Australia, and I'm still on the lookout for Mr. Right, so if you know him, send him my way.

Posted on November 26, 2011, in dessert, food, Recipe and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Yes, you are right. Amaretti and amaretto can be confusing! Now I will try and remember 😀 Come see my new post! I want to know what you think!

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