I’m keeping it short and sweet today. A big thank you to Ivonne for sharing her mother’s amaretti recipe and to Sam for posting a photo which had my almond-loving friend craving them so much that she immediately asked me if I could make amaretti. I was more than happy to oblige. I had the dough ready for the oven in 10 minutes (which is how long it took to preheat the oven). Super easy and super delicious!
(makes 16 cookies)
6 ounces almond meal
scant ½ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 large egg
½ tsp almond extract
additional sugar for rolling (optional)
Adjust one oven rack to the lowest position and one oven rack to the middle position. Preheat oven to 350F.
Mix almond meal, sugar and cocoa in a mixing bowl. Mix in egg and almond extract.
Form 1-inch balls of dough. Roll in sugar (if using). Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. The amaretti do not spread during baking so you can fit as many as you like onto your baking sheet.
Bake on lowest rack for 10 minutes. Move amaretti to middle rack and bake for 7 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet. Transfer amaretti to cooling rack.