Amaretti Cookies

These cookies are one of my favorite. They have a sweet almond flavor, crunchy on the outside and moist and chewy on the inside.

Ingredients

  • 250 grams almond flour scant 2 1/2 cups
  • 200 grams sugar approx 1 cup
  • lemon zest of one medium lemon
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon disaronno liquor 
  • extra granulated sugar for rolling sprinkle 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Position rack in the center.
  2. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk almond flour and sugar together.
  4. Add grated lemon zest and whisk a few more times. Set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites to a soft peak stage. 
  6. Whisk in the disaronno 
  7. Gently fold in the egg whites to the dry ingredients until dough is moist. 
  8. Scoop by tablespoon. With slightly damp hands, press your palms into the plate of sugar.
  9. Roll each ball of dough with your sugar coated palms and then again in the sugar found on the plate. 
  10. Place on the paper lined baking sheet.
  11. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown in color.
  12. Will keep for 3-4 days.
Amaretti Cookies

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