Soft amaretti cookies are so simple to make and so addictive. They are chewy with delicate almond scent and made with only three ingredients. Be sure to try these popular Italian cookies!
If you like delicate almond flavour then these soft amaretti cookies known in Italy as "amaretti morbidi" will be one of your favourite sweet treats.
With a chewy crust, crunchy browned bottoms and a soft center these cookie are just amazing. Not to mention they are so easy to prepare. They stay soft for days making them ideal cookie for holidays or cookie gifts you will give your family and friends.
Soft amaretti cookies are so delicious and tempting you won't stop at just one. These cookies are naturally gluten-free as they are made with egg whites, sugar and almond flour and a splash of almond extract. You can skip the almond extract if you use high quality almond flour as it gives true almond flavour.
Soft amaretti cookies are very simple to make with only a few ingredients - almond flour, sugar and egg whites. Be sure to use fresh quality almond flour, which will result in soft, moist and delicious amaretti. The almond flour can be found at your local health food store but also can be purchased online.
For amaretti, in one bowl combine almond flour and sugar. In another bowl beat egg whites (at room temperature) with almond extract and salt. Add almond/sugar mixture into egg whites and stir gently with silicon spatula until you get a smooth dough.
Using a small cookie scoop, to portion a dough into a ball, roll each ball into icing sugar and place on the baking tray covered with baking paper. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are cracked - cookies should still be soft to the touch. Leave them on a baking tray for a few minutes then transfer to a serving plate.
For more cookie inspiration, take a look at our collection of yummy cookie recipes. Check out as well our selection of interesting gluten-free cookies, too.