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  • Writer's picturemor beja

Amaretti cookies

Dreamy almond cookies, without flour - so they are also great for Passover and for those who are sensitive/avoiding gluten.

But regardless of gluten or non-gluten, those cookies are super delicious and so easy to make!

To be honest, after I make pasta from yolk dough I always stay with a fair amount of egg whites. So instead of throwing it, I make Amaretti cookies!

Soft and moist on the inside, crisp on the outside and on these winter days... it goes so well with some hot tea :)


  • 400 grams of ground almonds

  • 5 egg whites

  • 230 grams of sugar

  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons amaretto liqueur / tablespoon almond extract

  • A tablespoon of honey

  • Lemon zest from one lemon

  • Pinch of salt

  • 100 grams of powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 180 °.

  • Whisk the egg whites with a tablespoon of honey and a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. And set aside.

  • In another bowl mix the ground almonds with the rest of the ingredients, mix with your hands to spread the lemon zest, vanilla and liqueur evenly.

  • Transfer a third the amount of the almond mixture to the beaten egg whites and fold in.

  • Then add another third and fold in.

  • Then the rest of the mixture, add and fold until incorporated.

  • Create small balls, roll it in powdered sugar, mash lightly and place in a pan lined with baking paper.

  • Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden.

Enjoy! :)


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