Amariette Cookies

Amariette Cookies

Amariette Cookies

Recipe By:Connie Alexander
“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.”

Ingredients

  • 7 egg whites
  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 pounds ground almonds
  • 2 tablespoons almond extract
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration

Directions

  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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