Thursday, May 18, 2017

Amaretti for Teatime! Gluten Free & Ready in 30 Minutes!

Need a yummy Hostess Gift or a special tray of sweets to
bring to a Tea or Shower? I gotcha covered! If you have 
30 minutes I can show you how to create this beautiful
 tray of Amaretti and they're naturally gluten free!

These Amaretti are soft on the inside and chewy 
on the outside. To me, they're better the next day
because they become chewier the longer they sit! 
(Which isn't long in my house!!) Each different 
"topping" you roll them in gives them their own 
special flavor. I just adore these cookies!

 The cookie dough only takes 5 minutes to prepare, 
then all you have to do is form the dough into balls 
and roll in your favorite nuts, coconut (I used shredded 
unsweetened), sprinkles or sugars etc. 

So first, organize your "toppings." You need one 
small bowl for each "topping" that you want to 
use, then add them to the bowls.

To make the cookie dough, whip the egg whites to 
stiff peaks then fold in the rest of the ingredients. 
Thats it!! Using a small cookie scoop,  place mounds 
of dough onto a parchment covered baking sheet. 
You should get 24 cookies. 
Next, roll each mound into a smooth ball, then roll into 
your "topping" of choice. Place on another parchment 
lined baking sheet 1" apart and bake for 15-17 minutes. 
Let cool on baking sheet.


2 egg whites, room temperature
1 3/4 cup (190g) ground almonds
3/4 cup (150g) extra fine granulated (caster) sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract (or more - to taste)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Rolling in:

1/4 cup each of your choice of:
chopped sliced almonds,  sprinkles, nonpareils, 
coconut, powdered (icing) sugar, granulated sugar.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
Line a baking pan with parchment paper, 
set aside.

In a mixer with whisk attachment beat egg
whites to firm peaks. Fold in the rest of the ingredients.
Using a small cookie scoop (1 1/2"across) or your hands,
form into balls then roll into desired toppings.

Place 1" apart on a parchment lined baking sheet and 
bake for 15-17 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet.
To serve, place cookies in mini cupcake liners,
then arrange on a pretty plate or Afternoon
Tea Stand. Makes 24 cookies.

For an extra special look, I like to serve Amaretti 
in mini cupcake liners. Makes them look so fancy!!

These are perfect in the morning with Coffee
or in the afternoon with Tea!!

Afternoon Tea in 30 minutes? You got this!! xo!!


  1. These look amazing which I had all the ingredients can wait to make them­čĺ×

    1. Thank you sweet Janice!! They are really yummy!! xo!

  2. These are so pretty and dainty! Perfect for a tea or better yet, breakfast! I am going to try these, they sounds pretty simple to make but they look so elegant! Thank you!

    1. Thank you Linda!! They are so easy and so good!! Great for any time of the day!! Thanks for your comments!!