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Soft and chewy Amaretti: Italian biscuits perfect for coffee or tea

Soft and chewy Amaretti: Italian biscuits perfect for coffee or tea

Indulge in the delicious texture and flavor of our soft and chewy Amaretti, traditional Italian cookies that are the perfect accompaniment to your coffee or tea. These amaretti are wonderfully soft on the inside with a slight crunch on the outside, providing a delicious contrast in every bite. Made with simple ingredients and a touch of almond extract, these cookies capture the essence of classic Italian baking, making them a treasured treat for any occasion.

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Why you'll love it:

The beauty of these soft and fluffy Amaretti lies in their simplicity and rich almond flavor. They're easy to make and require just a few ingredients, but they deliver a sophisticated and satisfying taste. Adding a whole almond to the center and a dusting of powdered sugar adds both texture and visual appeal. These cookies are perfect for those who enjoy traditional homemade treats that offer the perfect balance of sweetness and almond richness.

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Perfect occasion:

Amaretti are ideal for a variety of decors. Serve them with afternoon tea or as an elegant accompaniment to your morning coffee. They make great gifts, packaged in a beautiful tin, and are perfect for festive occasions, holiday get-togethers, or casual get-togethers. Their ability to stay fresh for up to ten days makes them a convenient and delicious treat to have on hand.

Decorating Tips:

For an extra touch of elegance, roll the amaretti in powdered sugar before baking to get a nice crackled effect. You can also dip half of each cookie in melted dark chocolate and let them set for a delicious variation. Serve on a decorative plate with a sprig of mint or some fresh berries for a vibrant presentation.

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 200 grams of almond flour
  • 90 grams of sugar
  • Whole almonds for garnish
  • Powdered sugar for sprinkling
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, sugar and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  2. Add egg whites and almond extract, if using. Stir with a spatula until a thick, cohesive, slightly sticky dough forms.
  3. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit).
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Using a tablespoon, scoop out portions of the dough and roll them into balls. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Press a whole almond into the center of each dough ball and sprinkle generously with powdered sugar.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the amaretti is lightly browned but still soft in the center.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy these soft and fluffy Amaretti, a delicious treat that brings the taste of Italy to your home!

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