Need a yummy Hostess Gift or a special tray of sweets to
bring to a Tea or Shower? I gotcha covered! If you have
30 minutes I can show you how to create this beautiful
tray of Amaretti and they're naturally gluten free!
These Amaretti are soft on the inside and chewy
on the outside. To me, they're better the next day
because they become chewier the longer they sit!
(Which isn't long in my house!!) Each different
"topping" you roll them in gives them their own
special flavor. I just adore these cookies!
The cookie dough only takes 5 minutes to prepare,
then all you have to do is form the dough into balls
and roll in your favorite nuts, coconut (I used shredded
unsweetened), sprinkles or sugars etc.
So first, organize your "toppings." You need one
small bowl for each "topping" that you want to
use, then add them to the bowls.
To make the cookie dough, whip the egg whites to
stiff peaks then fold in the rest of the ingredients.
Thats it!! Using a small cookie scoop, place mounds
of dough onto a parchment covered baking sheet.
You should get 24 cookies.
Next, roll each mound into a smooth ball, then roll into
your "topping" of choice. Place on another parchment
lined baking sheet 1" apart and bake for 15-17 minutes.
Let cool on baking sheet.
2 egg whites, room temperature
1 3/4 cup (190g) ground almonds
3/4 cup (150g) extra fine granulated (caster) sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract (or more - to taste)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
For Rolling in:
1/4 cup each of your choice of:
chopped sliced almonds, sprinkles, nonpareils,
coconut, powdered (icing) sugar, granulated sugar.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a baking pan with parchment paper,
In a mixer with whisk attachment beat egg
whites to firm peaks. Fold in the rest of the ingredients.
Using a small cookie scoop (1 1/2"across) or your hands,
form into balls then roll into desired toppings.
Place 1" apart on a parchment lined baking sheet and
bake for 15-17 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet.
To serve, place cookies in mini cupcake liners,
then arrange on a pretty plate or Afternoon
Tea Stand. Makes 24 cookies.
For an extra special look, I like to serve Amaretti
in mini cupcake liners. Makes them look so fancy!!
These are perfect in the morning with Coffee
or in the afternoon with Tea!!
Afternoon Tea in 30 minutes? You got this!! xo!!