Amaretti (Amaretto) biscuits recipe

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Amaretti biscuits are classic italian biscuits that are extremely easy to make. They are used in popular Italian desserts such as Tiramisu. If you like almonds or Amaretti you will definetely like these.
Preparation time: 10 minutes, Cooking time: 15 minutes, Serves: 8 


4 egg whites
12 oz (340 g) caster sugar
12 oz (340 g) ground almonds
1 fl. oz (30 ml or 2 Tbsp) Amaretto liquer

Melted butter (for greasing the baking sheet)


Preheat oven to 325 F (170 C).

Beat the egg whites in a bowl until firm peaks form.

Mix the sugar and ground almonds in the egg whites gently, until you get a uniform mixture.

Stir in the Amaretto liquor and fold gently until you get a smooth paste.

Brush a large baking sheet with the butter. Using a tablespoon, place small heaps of the egg white mixture onto the baking sheet, leaving about 3/4 of an inch (2 cm) space between the biscuits.

Bake the amaretti biscuits in the oven for about 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and let the biscuits cool down. Store in a cookie jar for 1 to 2 weeks.
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