Best Amaretti Cookie Recipe: This Chewy Italian Almond Cookie Recipe Is the Perfect Way to Say I Love You (or Ti Amo) by 30Seconds Food

Best Amaretti Cookie Recipe: This Chewy Italian Almond Cookie Recipe Is the Perfect Way to Say I Love You (or Ti Amo)

Amaretti cookies are an Italian cookie made with almond flour, egg whites and almond extract. The easy almond cookie recipe is gluten free, a little crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Divine!

This easy, delicious dessert recipe is perfect for special occasions, holidays, or anytime. It's the perfect way to say I love you (or ti amo)!

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 to 25 minutes
Total Time: 32 to 35 minutes
Servings: Makes about 3 dozen


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the flour, sugar and lemon zest in a bowl. Whisk to combine. 
  2. In another bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Beat in the almond extract.
  3. Fold the egg white mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined. 
  4. Put a little granulated sugar in a small bowl. Roll tablespoons full of the dough into a balls, lightly sprinkle with some granulated sugar and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets
  5. Bake in a preheated 325-degree F oven for about 22 to 25 minutes or until lightly golden brown. 

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This is heaven on a plate for me. Anything Italian is usually delicious, and what a bonus that these cookies are gluten-free!
Light and lovely cookies...
I adore Italian cookies. These look amazing! 😋
Worst cookies I’ve ever baked and I bake a lot. Not worth the time and ingredients.
Donna John
We're sorry these did not turn out for you. Can you tell us why you didn't enjoy the cookies?
Sharon Reed
I never leave comments but this time I had to share. Followed the directions as written and these were the BEST cookies I ever made - soft and chewy inside and crisp outside. I will be making these again - and again!
Donna John
We are so happy you enjoyed them!! Thank you for letting us know. :-) Sharon Reed

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