Amarretti Cookies – Bake some Almond Cookies

These yummy cookies are loved by everybody. Easy to make and great on taste. They are traditionally made in Italy where they are called Amarretti cookies. Make your own almond cookies and wow your friends and family.

Almond Cookies

Serving Size – Serves Four
Estimated Preparation Time – 10 Minutes
Estimated Cooking Time – 20 Minutes

Almond Cookies
Almond Cookies – Amarretti

All purpose flour – 1 cup
Baking  powder – 1/2 Tsp
Toasted ground almonds – 1 cup
Softened butter-1/2 cup
Powdered sugar – 3/4 cup
Egg white – 1
Almond extract or amaretto (almond liqueur)- 1 Tbsp

In a bowl take powdered sugar and butter. Whisk the sugar and butter thoroughly till both the ingredients are well combined.

Butter and Sugar for cookies

Add the Egg white to the mixture. Mix well

Now add the almond extract or amaretto and the ground almonds to the cookie mix.

 

Add almond extract to the mixture

 

Lastly add the all purpose flour and baking powder. Combine all the ingredients to form a dough.

 

Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Cookie Dough

Shape the refrigerated dough into balls and place on a baking tray. Make sure there is an inch or two of gap between each cookie as they will expand on baking.

 

Bake at 180C or 356F for 15 minutes or till they turn light brown.

Let the cookies cool down completely before you eat.

 

Almond Cookies with Milk

Enjoy with a cup of coffee or cold milk.

Nutritional Value

Calories- 591 Fat 21.2 g, Carbohydrates- 18 g, Protein- 19 g

Tip: Replace Amaretto with Kahlua(coffee liqueur) for a slightly different taste. The alcohol will cook as you bake the cookies so they are perfect for kids too.

 

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This entry was posted by Quick Asian Recipes - Ashish Negi.

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