Amaretti cookies are a traditional Italian cookie. Small, crunchy exterior, a soft chewy center, and a strong almond flavor. They are light, airy, gluten-free, and highly addictive!
Course: Cookie, Dessert
Keyword: Amaretti, cookies, Gluten-Free
2 1/2cups almond flour
2 largeegg whites
1/4tspcream of tartar
1/2 tspalmond extract
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper.
in a medium bowl whisk together the almond flour and granulated sugar. Set aside.
In a large bowl whisk the egg whites and cream of tartar until they form soft peaks. Gently whisk in the amaretto liqueur and almond extract just until combined.
Add the dry ingredient mixture to the egg white mixture and using a spoon or spatula gently fold together until combined and a dough starts to form.
Place the powdered sugar in a small bowl. Using a small cookie scoop to form the dough into 1- inch balls. Roll the dough ball in the powdered sugar just to coat. Place on the baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart.
Bake for about 25 minutes, rotating the pans until the bottoms are lightly golden and the tops start to crack. Cool on the pans for 4-5 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
These cookies can be made ahead, and kept in the freezer for up to one month.