Amaretti biscuits recipe

(15 ratings)

Amaretti biscuits make the perfect tea time treat...

Amaretti biscuits
  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories167 Kcal8%
Fat11 g16%
Saturated Fat1 g5%
Carbohydrates12 g5%

Amaretti biscuits go perfectly with a hot cup of coffee and are best shared with friends over some good conversation...

These Amaretti biscuits are simple to bake and yet look so effective! You could serve these soft Amaretti biscuits as petit fours or alongside a hot cup of tea or coffee when you invite your friends over for a good old catch up. If you're hosting a dinner party, bring out a plate of these Amaretti biscuits and you'll look like an absolute professional! Amaretti biscuits are a traditional Italian treat made from ground almonds and they are naturally free from gluten. Crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle, Amaretti biscuits are delicious eaten on their own but you can also crumble them over ice cream or use them as a base for your Tiramsu. Our Amaretti biscuit recipe makes 12 biscuits but you can easily scale the recipe up to make more. Trust us, it's worth doing as they'll be gone in no time at all!


  • 1 egg white
  • 50g soft light brown sugar
  • 75g golden icing sugar
  • 225g ground almonds
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2tbsp Amaretto liqueur




  1. Heat the oven to 180C, Gas 4. Whisk the egg white to stiff peaks, add a pinch of salt the soft light brown sugar a spoon at a time while whisking until thick and glossy, fold in 50g icing sugar, ground almonds, lemon zest and Amaretto liqueur.
  2. In your hands roll the mixture into 12 balls and roll in the remaining icing sugar, leave in the icing sugar for 5mins and then place on a baking tray and sprinkle over the remaining sugar.
  3. Bake for 12mins then cool on the tray.
Top Tip for making Amaretti biscuits

These are a perfect tea time treat or after dinner sweet snack.

Rose Fooks
Deputy Food Editor

Rose Fooks is Deputy Food Editor at Future Publishing, creating recipes, reviewing products and writing food features for a range of lifestyle and home titles including GoodTo and Woman&Home. Before joining the team, Rose obtained a Diplome de Patisserie and Culinary Management at London’s Le Cordon Bleu. Going on to work in professional kitchens at The Delaunay and Zedel.