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Chocolate Amaretti

 Chocolate Amaretti
With a hint of almond, these chewy treats are similar to those sold in Italian bakeries. My husband and children are always excited when I include these in my holiday baking lineup.—Kathy L. Long, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups almond paste
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the almond paste, sugar and egg whites until
  • combined. Combine confectioners' sugar and cocoa; gradually add to
  • almond mixture and mix well.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking
  • sheets. Bake at 350° for 17-20 minutes or until tops are
  • cracked. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks.
  • Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 69 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.