Crispy, Chewy Italian Amaretti Almond Cookies Recipe (5 Ingredients, 30 Minutes) by 30Seconds Food

Crispy, Chewy Italian Amaretti Almond Cookies Recipe (5 Ingredients, 30 Minutes)

When it comes to cookies, the simplest recipes often produce the best cookies. That's certainly true with this easy Italian almond cookies recipe, also known as amaretti cookies. Amaretti cookies are an Italian cookie made with almond flour, egg whites and almond extract. The easy almond cookie recipe is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Divine!

You can whip up a batch of these gluten-free cookies for a simple dessert anytime you need something sweet. Here are the five simple, low-calorie, low-sodium ingredients: almond flour, sugar, a lemon, egg whites and almond extract. That's it! The additional sugar for sprinkling is optional.

These cookies make a sweet snack anytime throughout the day. Serve them with a cold cup of milk or a hot cup of coffee or tea. 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)!

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Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 to 25 minutes
Total Time: 32 to 35 minutes
Servings: 36


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Recipe Notes

  • The number of cookies will depend on how much batter you use for each cookie.
  • You could sprinkle with additional sugar before baking, but that is optional.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container to keep them soft.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the flour, sugar and lemon zest in a large mixing 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. Roll tablespoons full of the dough into balls. If desired, put a little granulated sugar in a small bowl and lightly sprinkle the balls with granulated sugar. 
  5. Place balls on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake in a preheated 325-degree F oven for about 22 to 25 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 35

Total Fat: 0.9g

Saturated Fat: 0.1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 9mg

Total Carbohydrate: 3.9g

Dietary Fiber: 0.3g

Total Sugars: 3.3g

Protein: 1.4g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 2mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 22mg

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Elisa Schmitz
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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