Chewy Amaretti Cookies on white serving platter with red napkin in background
Chewy Amaretti Cookies

These are called Amaretti in Modena, Italy, which is where I first tried them. In true Italian fashion, they are amazing for their simplicity and pure, unadulterated flavor. Just five ingredients and very little effort make a soft and chewy almond cookie that keeps well and tastes incredible.

Chewy Amaretti Cookies

Chewy Amaretti Cookies on white serving platter with red napkin in background
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
These are called Amaretti in Modena, Italy, which is where I first tried them. In true Italian fashion, they are amazing for their simplicity and pure, unadulterated flavor. Just five ingredients and very little effort make a soft and chewy almond cookie that keeps well and tastes incredible.
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Course Dessert
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups (250 grams) almond flour
  • 1 cup (200 grams) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 325 F. LIne two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Mix together the almond flour, sugar, and lemon zest. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. This is most easily done in a stand mixer, or using hand held beaters. Fold the egg whites into the dry ingredients and stir in the almond extract.
  • Use two soup spoons to portion the dough onto your cookie sheets. The cookies should be about 2-inch rounds. Bake them for 25 minutes, then remove to a rack to cool.
  • Cookies will keep for a week at room temperature.
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