Sicilian Almond Paste Cookies-Paste di Mandorla

FOR THE COOKIES – 1 cup granulated sugar – 2 large egg whites room temperature – 1 tsp almond extract – 2 ½ cups almond flour FOR THE COATING – ½ cup confectioner’s sugar

Ingredients

White Scribbled Underline

Cook time: 24 min

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Servings

24

Type

christmas cookies

prep Time

5 min

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Authentic Sicilian Almond Paste cookies are perfect with cappuccino or hot tea. These easy and soft amaretti style almond cookies are gluten free, and delicious! Made with egg whites, sugar, almond flour, and almond extract.

What is the texture of Sicilian almond paste cookies? Amaretti morbidi (or Italian almond paste cookies) are crisp on the outside with a soft inside so you can really taste the delicious almond paste flavor.

Can you make soft almond cookies ahead of time for Christmas?  Yes, these almond cookies are the perfect cookie to bake ahead of time! You could freeze them in a large zipped lock freezer bag (squeeze all the air out before sealing the bag) or an airtight container.Bake up to 1 week ahead of Christmas.

RECIPE TIPS AND FAQ’S:

Should I roll almond paste cookies in granulated sugar or powdered sugar? You could roll in either type of sugar. We prefer to roll in confectioner's sugar. The texture is super soft when it bakes up. Granulated sugar has a crunchy bite.

RECIPE TIPS AND FAQ’S:

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