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Amaretti Biscuits

Delicious soft centred Amaretti biscuits. So easy to make, crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle and they’re naturally gluten-free too. Recipe VIDEO below.
4.81 from 26 votes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 biscuits


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 190 g ground almond
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp Amaretto liqueur
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar - for rolling the biscuits in prior to baking
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar - for rolling the biscuits in prior to baking



  • Preheat the oven to 170ºC/150ºC fan.
  • Line your baking sheet with baking parchment or bake-o-glide sheet.
  • Put your egg whites (2 large egg whites) into a large bowl and beat on a medium speed until they form a firm peak.
  • Put the ground almonds (190g), caster sugar (150g) and vanilla extract (¼ tsp) into a large bowl. Gently fold in the beaten egg white and then add in the Amaretto liquor (15ml) and keep stirring until you have a smooth paste.
  • Put the icing sugar (3 tbsp) and caster sugar (3 tbsp) onto separate plates.
  • Next break the mixture into 16 little balls (around 2-3cm in diameter) and roll each ball first in the caster sugar and then in the icing sugar before placing them on the baking tray. Allow about 3cm between each ball as they will spread a little in the oven.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 15-17 minutes until they look like the ones in these pictures.
  • Take them out of the oven, leave to cool for a couple of minutes on the tray and then place onto a cooling rack.


If you fancy getting adventurous with your Amaretti Biscuits then why not give my other flavours a try...
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Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.

Cuisine: Italian