August 10, 2021 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Soft & Chewy Amaretti Cookies

These amaretti cookies are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Made with unblanched almond flour, these simple cookies are a perfect treat any time of the year.

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time:  25 min | Total Time: 35 min | Servings: 16 cookies

soft and chewy amaretti cookies


  • 2 cups unblanched almond flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

soft and chewy amaretti cookies nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Set it aside.
  3. In another large bowl, beat the egg whites until they’re foamy. Add lemon juice and almond extract, and keep beating until the mixture forms medium-stiff peaks.
  4. Gently stir in the dry ingredients until everything is well mixed.
  5. Take scoops of the dough and shape them into small 1-inch balls.
  6. Roll these dough balls in powdered sugar until they’re well coated, then place them on your prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 min or until they have cracked tops and slightly browned bottoms.
  8. After baking, let the cookies cool for 5 min on the baking sheet and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

This recipe adapted from Little Sweet Baker

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