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Amaretti Cookies Recipe

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Amaretti, cookies, Gluten-Free
Servings: 20
Calories: 128kcal
Author: DSTR


  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 Tbsp amaretto liqueur
  • 1/2 tsp almond 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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg