These yummy cookies are loved by everybody. Easy to make and great on taste. They are traditionally made in Italy where they are called Amarretti cookies. Make your own almond cookies and wow your friends and family.
Serving Size – Serves Four
Estimated Preparation Time – 10 Minutes
Estimated Cooking Time – 20 Minutes
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Baking powder - 1/2 Tsp
Toasted ground almonds - 1 cup
Softened butter-1/2 cup
Powdered sugar - 3/4 cup
Egg white - 1
Almond extract or amaretto (almond liqueur)- 1 Tbsp
In a bowl take powdered sugar and butter. Whisk the sugar and butter thoroughly till both the ingredients are well combined.
Add the Egg white to the mixture. Mix well
Now add the almond extract or amaretto and the ground almonds to the cookie mix.
Lastly add the all purpose flour and baking powder. Combine all the ingredients to form a dough.
Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Shape the refrigerated dough into balls and place on a baking tray. Make sure there is an inch or two of gap between each cookie as they will expand on baking.
Bake at 180C or 356F for 15 minutes or till they turn light brown.
Let the cookies cool down completely before you eat.
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Enjoy with a cup of coffee or cold milk.
Calories- 591 Fat 21.2 g, Carbohydrates- 18 g, Protein- 19 g
Tip: Replace Amaretto with Kahlua(coffee liqueur) for a slightly different taste. The alcohol will cook as you bake the cookies so they are perfect for kids too.
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