Amaretti Biscuits

Amaretti Biscuits

I made these biscuits as a gift for my friend Louise. She has an intolerance to gluten and loves Amaretto, in fact, she is responsible for my current obsession with it. The biscuits are incredibly simple to make and very delicious although a lot more chewy than other Amaretti biscuits, I guess due to the lack of gluten. I think next time I will add a touch more liqueur as I do have a real taste for it. I also didn’t have enough ready-ground almonds and so I bumped up the quantity by grinding some whole and flaked almonds in a pestle and mortar which worked a treat. In fact, it was nice to have some lightly larger chunks of nut inside the soft and chewy biscuit. Warning – these are so unbelievably moreish! I must admit I did eat a few so called, ‘burnt ones’ before I finally packaged them up….I must start limiting myself with the Amaretto recipes, right now, I have an amaretti biscuit fridge cake chilling and I’ve promised myself the seafood flambe that Trig kindly brought to my attention. I do have a rather large bottle of Amaretto and I wouldn’t want to drink it all now would I?

Amaretti Biscuits in Progress

Amaretti Biscuits

120g ground almonds
120g caster sugar
2 eggs, whites only
20ml Amaretto liqueur
Butter or oil for greasing the baking sheet
Baking parchment

Preheat oven to 170 degrees C/325 F/Gas 3

-Use a small amount of butter or oil to grease the baking sheet and lay a sheet of baking parchment on top.

-Beat the egg whites until quite stiff

-Mix in the sugar and almonds, add the Amaretto and mix again until you have a smoothish paste.

-Use a teaspoon to put small ‘blob’s’ of the mixture onto the baking sheet. Leave a gap of a couple of centimeters between each one as they will expand as they cook.

-Bake for around 15 minutes until golden.


Category: Biscuits, Desserts, Gluten-free, Snacks 7 comments »

7 Responses to “Amaretti Biscuits”

  1. Johnny

    Helen,
    This is a fantastic recipe! Due to my intolerance i often have to fore go many baked sweets. this an excellent alternative; i love the crispy yet chewy texture and the flavour of the amaretto is divine… more like this please!

  2. Aimee

    Wow, these look divine! I am always on the lookout for almond-showcasing recipes. And the addition of amaretto always makes me swoon.

  3. Ali

    Great recipe.Do you know how long these would keep for ?(thinking !presents cheers!

  4. Helen

    Hi Ali, hmm, they never lasted long enough to find out but I would say probably not longer than 5 days or so. If I get a chance to make a batch I will let you know.

  5. heidisymon

    Amaretti recipe

  6.  Melatonin Side Effects

    i have been in Gluten Free diet because i have a chronic food allergy.~*~

  7. Rachael

    Great idea for extra christmas presents. Thanks for the recipe.


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