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Crisp & Chewy Amaretti Cookies

Last modified on December 11th, 2018 at 12:23 pm

Crisp on the outside and chewy on the outside, these Amaretti Cookies are the perfect cookie to serve for brunch or special occasions, or as a thinking of you, just because or token gift. Naturally Gluten-free and Dairy-free, these cookies pack a punch of sweet almond flavour made prominent with a shot of amaretto liqueur.

For Philip and I, time spent cooking in the kitchen has always been a way for us to pause and connect throughout our relationship. There’s something soothing about the scents and sounds that echo from your kitchen; a knife hitting a cutting board, deglazing a pan, or wooden spoons circling a pot. And while we’ve found comfort in cooking, the art of baking is a science we’re thrilled to enter into especially when it involves Crisp & Chewy Amaretti Cookies.

Close up of amaretti cookies on a wooden board

While eating baked goods is always a benefit, the act of baking has its own positives. When activities require your full attention a meditative and calming effect is evoked; whisking, folding, and beating helps to regain focus and carve out space in the mind. Baking is also creative; it stimulates the mind with beautiful ingredients allowing for expression whether dusting a loaf of bread, decorating cookies, or glazing a cake. But the difference between cooking and baking is the affection that is attached to baked goods. When we bake there’s a coming from the heart moment, a contagious, heartfelt intention of wanting to share what we’ve made those we love.

Mystique's hand grabbing an amaretti cookie from a cooling rack with eight cookies

Stack of amaretti cookies wrapped in lavender ribbon next to a glass bottle of milk with a straw

What we adore about these Amaretti Cookies is the simplicity of ingredients (naturally GF and DF), the easy to follow method and of course the shot of Amaretto liqueur adding to its rich almond and vanilla flavour. Crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, these Amaretti Cookies are truly heartfelt and are the perfect cookie to serve year round at brunch, tea parties, or special occasions and make for the ultimate thinking of you, just because or token gift.

Amaretti cookies spilling onto cutting board from a paper bag

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Crisp & Chewy Amaretti Cookies

Amaretti cookies styled spilling out of a brown paper bag on a wooden board next to a roll of twine

Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside these, Amaretti Cookies pack a punch of sweet almond flavour with a good dose of amaretto liqueur. Naturally GF and DF these make great treat for brunch or special occasions where you need to accommodate allergies.

  • Author: Chef Sous Chef
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies
  • Category: Food + Drink, Snack
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cups almond flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 large egg whites
  • ¼ cup amaretto liqueur
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar (for rolling)
  • ⅓ cup icing sugar (for rolling)
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

Instructions

No. 1 | Preheat your oven to 325°.

No. 2 | In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, 1 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 tsp salt.

No. 3 | In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form. Pour in the amaretto and continue to beat until combined.

No. 4 | Scrape the egg whites into the dry ingredients and gently fold the mixture until it forms a dough.

No. 5 | Spread the ⅓ cup of granulated sugar and icing sugar on separate plates. Form the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the granulated sugar until coated, and then roll in the icing sugar. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Using the bottom of a glass slightly flatten the cookies. Sprinkle a few almond slivers on each cookie and press them into the cookies.

No. 6 | Bake for 15 minutes until the edges are just starting to brown. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

If you don’t want to use alcohol, you can swap out the amaretto for 1 tbsp almond extract.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cookies

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Amaretti Cookies Recipe - Naturally gluten and dairy free, our Amaretti cookies use almond flour, egg whites and amaretto making for the perfect holiday cookie, that won't have you feeling guilty / chefsouschef.com #cookies #holidaycookie #dessert #glutenfree #dairyfree #chefsouschef

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2 Comments

  • Reply Amy December 14, 2017 at 8:49 am

    These cookies are absolutely amazing. Crisp and chewy just as advertised!

  • Reply Kate December 16, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Make these for your office cookie exchange and steal the show. The perfect PERFECT cookie.

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