Food And Drink, Recipes

Taste of the County: Amaretti Cookies 

These Italian Amaretti Almond Cookies (paste di mandorle) are light and chewy with an intense flavor. They’re coated in powdered sugar, white sugar, and topped with a cherry and unsalted almonds.  Wouldn’t these be perfect for a cookie exchange?

Amaretti Cookies

Paste di Mandorle


4 egg whites

2.5 C almond flour

Generous amount of almond extract

1.5 C powdered sugar



– Whisk egg whites and almond extract and fold in flour and powdered sugar.

– Refrigerate dough for 45 minutes before shaping into bite-size cookies.

– Roll cookie in sugar or powdered sugar. (I usually do half and half.)


– Place a cherry or unsalted almond on top (I do both in a batch)

– Bake 350F for 15 minutes.

– Let cool before plating.


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Photos by Rosa Basile-Marrello



  1. Probabaly my favourite cookie and they did not disappoint. Amazing.

  2. The amaretti cookies look great!

  3. I love these easy few ingredient recipes!

  4. They are very tasty and when made with G.F. icing sugar, they are Gluten Free!

  5. Avatar Luca Marrello

    These were the best! So delicious!

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