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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.
  • 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
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.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! I'll be picking up some almond flour today. I've had a cookie craving for so long and here is one that seems to be more on the healthy side. Thanks, Sophia.