Amariette Cookies

    Amariette Cookies

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    About this recipe: 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.

    Serves: 24 

    • 7 egg whites
    • 2 1/2 cups (550g) caster sugar
    • 900g (2 pounds) ground almonds
    • 2 tablespoons almond extract
    • 1 cup (160g) chopped almonds
    • 1/3 cup (40g) caster sugar for decoration

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F).
    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 175 degrees C (350 degrees F) until firm. Bottom should be light brown.

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