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Amaretti Fini

Mary Ann Esposito

Deliciously crisp, these amaretti cookies are a snap to make.

Makes about 3 Dozen


3/4 cup blanched almonds, finely ground
3/4 cup sugar
3 large egg whites at room temperature
1 drop almond oil


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Line 3 baking sheets with parchment.

Combine almonds, sugar, and a pinch of salt in a bowl; stir to blend.

In a separate bowl, beat the whites until soft peaks form. Fold the whites into the almond and sugar mixture. Spoon batter onto baking sheet or use a tipless pastry bag and pipe out batter about the size of an apricot.

Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer the parchment with the cookies to a cooling rack and allow the cookies to firm up. Use a sharp knife to lift cookies from the parchment to the cooling rack.

This recipe is featured on show 1809, Almond Cookies – Biscotti di Mandorle.

item recipe is featured in Episode 1809 of Season 18.

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