View Full Version : What are Amaretti cookies ?? Need for J/F 2001 recipe.
01-10-2001, 07:28 AM
I was hoping to try the Butterscotch-Amaretti Parfaits (page 96) of the new issue. It calls for amaretti cookies, but I don't know what those are - I looked in the cookie isle of my grocery store, but didn't see them. Any thoughts?
A few grocery stores might carry them, but you'll probably need to look in a coffee, import or other specialty shop, even a wine or liquor store. They are a very light cookie, sort of a meringue like, they probably have some almond paste, and the distinctive feature is ameretto. The ones by Ameretto de Sonoro come in an orange and white box or tin.
[This message has been edited by Beth (edited 01-10-2001).]
01-10-2001, 08:36 AM
Thank you, Beth for your prompt reply. I am headed out later this morning and will check the speciality stores.
01-10-2001, 08:39 AM
A flourless, crisp almond macaroon.
makes: 2-1/2 dozen
2 egg whites
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon amaretto or 1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup almonds, ground
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Beat egg whites to soft peaks.
Slowly add sugar, amaretto, and vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form.
Fold in ground almonds.
Drop by the spoonful onto cookie sheets about 2" apart.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until pale brown.
Turn oven off and leave cookies in oven for 30 minutes.
Transfer to wire racks.
Where else would you get a recipe too? I'm suprised to see that they have so little ameretto. I suspected the almond paste because the ones I had seemed so strongly flavored.
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