Italian Almond Biscuits

    50 minutes

    Beautiful Amaretti biscuits. Delicious with any fruit dessert and also great to give as gifts warpped in cellophane.

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    Makes: 12 

    • 3 cups blanched slivered almonds
    • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
    • 3 egg whites
    • 1 teaspoon almond essence

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Line baking trays with baking paper.
    2. In a food processor, grind the almonds into a fine meal. Add the sugar and continue to process for another 15 seconds. Finally, add egg whites and almond essence, continue to process until a smooth dough forms around the blade.
    3. Using a teaspoon, place well rounded spoonfuls of dough onto prepared baking trays. biscuits should be at least 4cm apart. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes. biscuits should be golden. Allow biscuits to cool completely on the paper before removing. Store in a dry place.

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    Yum! I couldn't find blanched almonds at my grocery so I substituted 2 cups of Bob's Mill Almond flour instead and mixed it all in my stand up mixer and they turned out great! Easy and very little clean-up! My gluten free kids loved them!  -  08 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I love the amaretti cookie. It is truly worth the reaction that you get from people. The only adjustments that I made to the recipe, was that I didn't do the almond blanching. I just bought ground almond already done. You need about 5 cups. It saves ALOT of time. Also added the 1/2 tsp. of vanilla as well as I placed one whole almond on top before going into the oven.... Happy baking eveyone!!  -  23 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Really good!I used Splenda in these and baked them on a stoneware cookie sheet and they turned out great! A cookie I love with no butter,flour or sugar.Who would have thought???????  -  24 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)