Gluten free blueberry cookies.
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Soft Blueberry Amaretti Cookies

Gluten free Soft Blueberry Amaretti Cookies scented with amaretto di Saronno liqueur, studded with reconstituted dried blueberries and coated in icing sugar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Soft Blueberry Amaretti Cookies
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 1/2 dozen
Author Marisa

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites from 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 cups almond flour I used super fine (updated)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto liqueur or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries reconstituted in hot water and drained
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar for rolling

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Line three cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand held mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually whisk in the sugar just until combined.
  • Fold in the almond flour then the honey, amaretto and a pinch of salt.
  • Gently fold in the reconstituted and well drained blueberries.
  • Use an ice cream scoop about 1 1/4 inch in diameter to scoop out the dough, rolling it generously in the icing sugar.
  • Roll the cookies between the palm of you hands to shape them roundly about the size of a walnut in its shell and place them on the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 13 to 15 minutes.
  • When ready the cookies will have golden brown tinged bottoms and soft centers.
  • Transfer the cookie sheets to a cooling rack and let them cool completely before lifting them off the pan.
  • Cookies can be stored in an airtight container with wax paper between the layers.

Notes

Reconstitute dried blueberries by placing them in a small bowl and pour just enough hot water to cover and then let stand for about 15 minutes. Most of all, allow to drain well before proceeding with the recipe.