Amaretti are one of my favourite cookies to enjoy when I’m out for a coffee. I always thought there was something complicated about making them and never thought twice about making them. I have now discovered there’s nothing to them, they’re quick and easy to make. This is not a good thing. I think I ate almost the whole batch (um, it’s a small batch but) in one evening apart from the few I let Tony have. They’re so good!! My Dad would love these, almonds are his favourite, they’re crisp and crunchy on the outside and soft inside, and not overly sweet.
(makes 12 cookies)
100 grams ground almonds
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp plain flour
1 egg white
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp almond extract
Preheat over to 180C.
Whisk together almonds, sugar and flour in a bowl to combine. Then mix in egg white and both extracts until well combined.
Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on a parchment line cookie sheet. Flatten the balls of dough slightly. (Note: I like my amaretti soft so I don't flatten the balls of dough too much. If you want the cookies to be less soft, flatten the balls more.)
Bake at 180C for 13-14 minutes or until lightly golden.