Amaretti Cookies

These amaretti cookies are an Italian cookie perfect for the holidays. The outside of this almond cookie is slightly crisp and the inside is soft and chewy.



Ingredients

  • 5 eggs whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 1/2-5 cups almond flour (depending on size of eggs)
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. separate 5 egg whites into a bowl then add a pinch of salt.
  2. using an electric mixer beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  3. Set that aside and sift 5 cups of almond flour with 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar into a bowl.
  4. Add about 1/3 of the almond flour mixture into the egg whites and fold it in gently with a spatula.
  5. Now go ahead and add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp of almond extract. Then quickly fold it in.
  6. Add the second third of the almond flour mixture to the egg whites and gently fold it in again.
  7. Sift in the remaining third of the almond flour mixture and fold it in one last time. at this point, the cookie dough should have a thick paste like texture.
  8. Scoop out mounds of the cookie dough and place them into a plate of granulated sugar. Roll the scoop of cookie dough into the sugar, then take it into your hands and round it out to a ball.
  9. Drop the ball into a bowl of powdered sugar and evenly coat it.
  10. Place the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and lightly press each cookie with your hand. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.

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