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Chocolate Amaretti Cookies

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You will adore these chewy cookies that remind of little brownies. These use the same base as classic soft amaretti cookies (the main ingredients is almond flour) with addition of cocoa powder. The dough comes together easily and the shaping is also simple. This recipes makes 24 cookies that are so addictive you won't be able to stop at just one.

Why not to try our hazelnut amaretti cookies with nutty flavour. 

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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. If the almond flour is not available in your local store, you can easily buy it online.

How to make chocolate amaretti cookies

Making these cookies is fairly easy and quick. Just follow the steps below:

  1. First combine almond flour, cocoa powder, sugar and salt in one bowl. Then beat the egg whites using electric 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.

  2. 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 sheet lined with baking paper.

  3. 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 sheet then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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


  1. Preheated the oven to 160°C/320°F and line baking sheet with baking paper.

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

  3. In a mixing bowl beat 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 and 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 teaspoon or a small cookie scoop to portion dough into balls of the size of walnuts. Roll into balls then roll into icing sugar and arrange on the baking sheet.

  7. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the tops are cracked. Cookies will be still slightly soft on the touch when baked.

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

We recommend using the measurement in grams & ml (instead of cups & spoons) for more accuracy and better results.