Amaretti biscuits recipe

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  • Gluten-free
makes: 12
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 12 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 167 kCal 8%
Fat 11g 16%
  -  Saturates 1g 5%
Carbohydrates 12g 8%
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  • 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


    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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