Amaretti - Italian Macaron Cookies Recipe | The Good Hearted Woman
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Amaretti {Italian Macaron Cookies}

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
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Course: Cookies
Servings: 2 dozen
Author: Bethany S.


  • 10 ounces almond paste*
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon extra-strong bitter almond oil


  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Sliced almonds


  • Preheat oven to 325° F. Line baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer or food processor, blend the almond paste, sugar, and salt until crumbly.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until very frothy. (Don’t beat long enough to form peaks.)
  • Gradually add almond extract, bitter almond oil, and beaten egg whites to the almond paste mixture.
  • Using a small scoop, form cookies and place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle cookies lightly with confectioners' sugar and sliced almonds.
  • Using three fingers, press indentations into the center of each cookie. (This keeps them from puffing up too much during baking.)
  • Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, until the very edges are just turning golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
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