Amariette Cookies

Amariette Cookies

"This is a cookie the Italian's make on festive occasions like weddings, or Christmas. For a festive touch, decorate the top of each cookie with a piece of candied cherry instead of the almond."
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Ingredients

servings 341 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 341 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 21.2 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 17 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat egg whites and sugar until fluffy. Add the ground almond and almond extract, mixing well. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, roll in sugar and put a piece of almond or candied cherry on top.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees F) until firm. Bottom should be light brown.

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Most helpful positive review

Was seeking Italian Cookie called "pizzacotti" and found this. It was a hit at the holiday cookie making party. Doubled the recipe for tons. Great shape, holds form, packs well and YUMMIE. Us...

Most helpful critical review

Did not care for this cookie. My husband and I both agreed that the flavor was not horrible, but there were way too many nuts, which made them too chewy. Not sweet at all, either. Glad I did ...

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Was seeking Italian Cookie called "pizzacotti" and found this. It was a hit at the holiday cookie making party. Doubled the recipe for tons. Great shape, holds form, packs well and YUMMIE. Us...

These are wonderful! I had some egg whites and some sliced almonds I wanted to use. I am so glad I found this recipe. I put my sliced almonds in the blender to grind them and it worked great; th...

Fantastic cookie! One of my absolute favourites. Decorate with a red candied cherry at Christmas and they look like Rudolph's nose :o)

Fabulous. I made a half batch and I didn't bother to beat the egg whites - just stirred everything together with a rubber spatula and scooped onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. It took about ...

come out real good

Did not care for this cookie. My husband and I both agreed that the flavor was not horrible, but there were way too many nuts, which made them too chewy. Not sweet at all, either. Glad I did ...

I love Italian cookies and as I am not Italian I had asked my girlfriend for her mothers recipe. As I was still waiting I thought I might try these. All I can say is wow! These taste exactly li...

First time making these. So delicious and quick to make. I cut the sugar down by one cup. Still sweet enough especially when still rolled in sugar before baking. Will definitely make again!!

Loved these cookies. They taste and chew like a traditional Italian cookie "pasta di mandorle" and not "amaretti". In fact, I can't figure out where the name of this recipe came from, but who ca...

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