- 2 1/2 cups of almond flour -or- 3 cups of blanched slivered almonds, finely ground up
- 1/4 cup of Stevia (natural plant based sweetener, suited for diabetics)
- 3 egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of almond extract
- Extra stevia for dusting
Monday, April 25, 2011
Italian Amaretti Cookies...
without sugar (stevia instead)
Amaretti are little cookies that are light as a feather, yet have an intense sweet almond flavor. They're airy, delicate, and oh so simple to make. The recipe takes no more than 4 minutes to put together and they bake quickly.
1 Preheat oven to 300 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2 In a food processor mill together the almond flour and stevia. Add the vanilla and almond extract and pulse for a few seconds. Add the eggs, one at a time, and continue to process until the dough is smooth.
3 Place teaspoons of the dough on the parchment paper and dust with sugar. Bake for 24-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before serving. They will be slightly chewy at first, but they will be nicely crispy as a day or two goes by. Store in a cool, dry place. Makes about 30 cookies.