Chocolate Amaretti

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch


2 dozen

Updated: Sep. 13, 2023
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
Chocolate Amaretti Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, crumble the almond paste into small pieces. Add remaining ingredients; mix on low until combined. Beat on medium until well combined and mixture is smooth, 2-3 minutes.
  2. 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.