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Chocolate Amaretti

These classic almond paste cookies are like ones you'd find in an Italian bakery. My husband and children are always excited when I include these goodies in my holiday baking lineup. —Kathy Long, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch
  • Makes
    2 dozen


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


  • Crumble almond paste into a food processor; add sugar and pulse until evenly combined. Add egg whites and process until incorporated. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Sift together confectioners' sugar and cocoa; gradually add to almond mixture and mix well.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° until tops are cracked, 17-20 minutes. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 92 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
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  • melody
    Jan 19, 2020

    Melody I loved these cookies. Almond past only come in 10 oz container.

  • Melissa
    Nov 12, 2019

    These look great and I can't wait to try them but before I do, can you confirm please, there is no flour in them. Is that right?