Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Cooking with StyleGamblers - Amaretti cookies

Amaretti cookies
written by Agata

While I'm writing this post, last cookie landed in my mouth and I'm overwhelmed by sadness.
It's not a secret that I LOVE sweets, so when something as good as these cookies lands under my nose, there's no way to stop me. Well maybe a bathroom scale..heh

Crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, these Italian almond biscuits make a great gluten-free nibble to go with your afternoon coffee.


 INGREDIENTS:
 250g almond flour
100g granulated white sugar
35g icing sugar (powdered sugar)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1tsp almond extract
2 egg whites
60g dried apricots, chopped

for coating
50g granulated sugar
50 g icing sugar

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat the oven to 175°C and line parchment paper on a baking tray
2. Using a hand whisk or mixer,combine almond flour and  both sugars
3. Add both extracts and egg whites until a dough forms
4. Add dried apricots into the cookie dough with a wooden spoon until evenly distributed
Scoop the dough out into walnut size balls and roll in the granulated sugar, than the icing sugar (the initial granulated sugar coating keeps the icing sugar from absorbing into the cookie)
5. Bake 25-30 mins

Enjoy!