Biscuits Recipe

Amaretti recipe

These sweet, crunchy and crispy biscuits and a tasty Italian treat. They're made with ground almonds, whole almonds and almond extract for a real nutty, marzipan flavour. These biscuits are often used in Italian desserts and you'll find them in many speciality stores - but they taste even better when you make them yourself.


  • 900g ground almonds
  • 500g caster sugar
  • 100g whole almonds
  • 2 tbsp. almond extract
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 7 egg whites

Method of Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a few baking trays.

  2. Whisk the egg whites with the 500g of sugar until fluffy and stiff.

  3. Mix in the ground almonds until you have a smooth dough.

  4. Shape into walnut sized balls, roll in 100g of caster sugar and press a whole almond into the top.

  5. Place onto the prepared baking trays and bake until firm, around eight minutes.

Leave these biscuits to cool fully before taking them off the baking trays. Package them in pretty containers and give them away as gifts, or save them all for yourself! This recipe makes 4 dozen biscuits.

Author: Laura Young

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Published: August 17, 2011
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