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Amaretti Cookies: A Delicious Italian Treat


Amaretti Cookies

Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure and try your hand at making Amaretti cookies for the first time? These delightful Italian treats are a sweet indulgence. Let's dive in and discover the secrets to baking these delectable delights!

History of Amaretti Cookies

Amaretti cookies have a rich history dating back to the 18th century in Italy! These sweet almond-flavored treats are known for their crisp exterior and chewy interior. Originally hailing from the Lombardy region, Amaretti cookies have since become popular across the globe for their unique flavor profile and irresistible texture.

Ingredients You'll Need

To make your own batch of Amaretti cookies, you'll need a few key ingredients:

  • Almond flour

  • Sugar

  • Egg whites

  • Almond extract

  • And I like to add a bit of Vanilla extract as well

Serving Suggestions

Amaretti cookies are versatile treats that can be enjoyed in various ways. Here are some serving suggestions to elevate your Amaretti cookie experience:

  • Pair with a cup of freshly brewed espresso

  • Crumble over a bowl of vanilla ice cream

  • Serve alongside a glass of sweet dessert wine

Interesting Fact

Did you know that almonds give Amaretti cookies their distinctive flavor, but apricot kernels have also been used? This unique ingredient gives these cookies their signature taste and sets them apart from other traditional cookie recipes.

Making Amaretti cookies for the first time is a simple way to grow your baking skills and allows you to delve into the world of Italian baking traditions. So, grab your apron and get ready to bake up a batch of these sweet delights!



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About Me

Hi!  I'm Jen

Cooking is a passion passed down from both of my grandmothers to my mother and then to my sister and me.  

Throughout my career, I was always drawn back to food.  I've learned from experienced chefs, apprenticed with professional bakers, and tasted coffee with international experts.

Today I'm sharing those experiences with you.

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