Amaretti Cookies


  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1 tbs corn starch
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup super fine sugar
  • 1 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
This cookies are perfect with coffee or tea.
  • Line two baking trays with foil or parchment paper.
  • Sift the four, cornstarch, cinnamon and half the fine sugar into a large bowl then add the lemon rind and ground almonds.
  • Place the egg whites in a small bowl and bean until the egg whites form soft peaks.
  • Add the remaining fine sugar, gradually, beating constantly until the mixture is thick and glossy, stiff peaks form and all the sugar has dissolved.
  • Using metal a metal spoon, fold the egg white into the dry ingredients.
  • Stir until the ingredients are just combined and the mixture forms a soft dough.
  • With wetted hands, roll 2 level tsp of the mixture at a time into a ball.
  • Arrange on the prepared tray, allowing room for spreading.
  • Set the tray aside, uncovered 1 hour before baking.
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift the sugar icing over the biscuits.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or  until crisp and lightly browned.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cook.


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