Italian Amaretti Cookies

THOSE LOOK REALLY GOOD!!

Big A, Little A

IMG_7953Here’s the story:

1.  Went to a Baptism…party followed at the house.

2.  After a delicious dinner…dessert time…HUGE tray of Italian cookies baked by “Grandma”.

3.  Ate a half-dozen of these gems…TOTALLY needed the recipe.

4.  Stalked “Grandma”.  Got her alone (very important), complimented her gorgeous cookies, took a deep breath and asked for the recipe.

5.  “Grandma” had a razor-sharp memory and was a good sharer.  Here’s the recipe:

Italian Amaretti Cookies

1 pound almond paste

2 1/4 cups confectioners sugar

4 egg whites

1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

Granulated sugar for rolling

Pulse almond paste in food processor until small crumbs.  Pour into large bowl.  Stir in confectioners sugar by hand.  Whip egg whites until stiff, then fold them into almond paste mixture.  If desired, add almond extract.  Refrigerate overnight.  

Scoop batter into balls, roll in granulated sugar and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.  Press cookies down…

View original post 186 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s