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Amaretti biscuits recipe - BBC Food

Amaretti biscuits

Amaretti biscuits

These light Italian biscuits are crisp on the outside and slightly chewy inside. Whip up a batch for edible presents - you can dust them with icing sugar for a pretty finish.



  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3.

  2. In a large bowl beat the egg whites until firm.

  3. Mix the sugar and the almonds gently into it.

  4. Add the amaretto liquor and fold in gently until you have a smooth paste.

  5. Place some baking paper on a baking tray and lightly brush with butter.

  6. Using a teaspoon place small heaps of the mixture approximately 2cm/¾in apart, as they will expand whilst cooking.

  7. Bake for approximately 15 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool slightly then serve or store in an air-tight container.