Soft Amaretti


Another traditional nut paste cookie made with ground almonds, this version has a soft, chewy center.

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 2011

Soft Amaretti

Yield: Makes 2 Dozen

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

An amaretti cookie with a soft center.


2 Cups Blanched Almonds
1 Cup Superfine Or Powdered Sugar
2-3 Egg Whites
1 Teaspoon Almond Extract


Grind the almond to a fine powder with the sugar in a food processor.
Add the almond extract to the almonds.
Slowly add the egg whites, one at a time until the dough comes together.
Use only as much of the egg whites as it takes to moisten the dough.
Using moist hands, take small pieces and form into 1 1/2 inch balls.
Place these on a parchment or lightly greased baking sheet.
Let sit at room temperature for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
Bake the cookies for about 25 to 30 minutes. or until lightly golden in color.
Let cool thoroughly, and store in airtight containers.


3 Responses to “Soft Amaretti”

  1. 1
    Martin McDonnell — December 18, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    Just to say thanks for the soft amaretti recipe. I love these and havealways wanted to make my own. Great recipe with great results.

    Thanks again.


  2. 2
    Stephanie — September 9, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

    Can I use store bought almond meal instead of grinding the almonds myself? If so, what would be the equivalent amount? I assume its less than the 2 cups whole.


    Deborah Reply:

    Certainly, store bought almond meal is fine and I’d substitute it equally.


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