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Chocolate amaretti cookies are perfectly soft and chewy and reminds of little brownies. Made from only quality ingredients, these Italian cookies are super tasty and addictive!

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Chocolate amaretti cookies

These little brown cookies are soft, chewy and chocolatey and remind of little brownies. The chocolate amaretti use the same base recipe as classic soft amaretti with the addition of one single flavouring ingredient - cocoa powder. 

While they might look like classic chocolate crinkle cookies, they are much better with delicate almond flavour and marzipan taste. Want to know how to make these chewy rich chocolate cookies which melt in your mouth. Check out the recipe for these traditional Italian cookies below and follow our easy instructions! Try also hazelnut amaretti cookies.

Chocolate amaretti cookies

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why you'll love almond flour

These cookies are made with almond flour, which is amazing ingredients in sweets thanks to its texture and flavour. Almond flour makes baked goods nutty and light but in these recipe, it gives a unique marzipan-like taste. Be sure to use fresh and finely ground almond flour which can be found at your organic food store or ordered online.

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Chocolate amaretti cookies

How to make chocolate amaretti cookies

These cookies might be the easiest one to make. First combine almond flour, cocoa powder, sugar and salt in one bowl. Then beat the egg whites using electric hand of stand mixer to the medium-soft peaks. Be sure not to overbeat them as the cookies might spread too much. Now incorporate egg whites to the dry ingredients until you get a soft dough.

Now, it's time for shaping the cookies. Using a tablespoon or a small cookie scoop, portion the dough and roll into balls. Roll into icing sugar and arrange on the baking tray lined with baking paper.

Bake for about 10 - 15 minutes or until the bottoms are brown. Your cookies are done. Leave them to cool for a few minutes on the baking tray then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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how to store chocolate amaretti cookies

Soft amaretti cookies need to be completely cool before they are stored. They can be stored in airtight container or a cookie glass jar at room temperature. Cookies should last for up to 4 - 5 days.

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chocolate amaretti cookies

MAKES: 24 cookies
COOKS IN: 40 minutes
LEVEL: Super easy


  • 200g (2 1/8 cups) almond flour
  • 180g (3/4 cup + 1 tbsp) caster (fine) sugar
  • 20g (1/4 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 60g (1/2 cup) icing sugar, for coating


  1.  Preheated the oven to 160°C (320°F) and line baking tray with baking paper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine together almond flour, sugar, cocoa and salt.

  3. In a mixing bowl whisk egg whites with almond extract until they hold medium-soft peaks.

  4. Add dry ingredients into  the beaten egg whites and stir until you get soft, sticky dough. If the dough sticks to much to your hands, dust them with some cocoa powder.

  5. Place icing sugar into a shallow bowl.

  6. Use a small cookie scoop or a teaspoon to portion dough into balls of the size of walnuts. Roll into balls of the size of walnuts, roll into icing sugar and arrange on the baking tray.

  7. Bake for about 10 - 12 minutes or until the tops are cracked and bottoms are just barely golden. Cookie will still be slightly soft when pressed.

  8. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for 3 - 4 minutes on the tray, then transfer them using a metal thin spatula to a wire rack to cool completely.

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