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Freshly baked amaretti cookies topped with sliced almonds.

Soft Amaretti Cookies

These soft amaretti cookies are made with almond flour and are so incredibly delicious. You'll only need 4 ingredients to make these easy, gluten free almond flavored cookies.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Soft Amaretti Cookies
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 60 cookies (approximately)
Calories 84kcal


  • Stand mixer or hand held mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Three baking trays
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie scoop (1¼ inch size)
  • Rubber spatula


Ingredients For Soft Almond Cookies

  • 3 large whole eggs
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure almond extract
  • 4 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds for garnish optional

For Rolling The Cookies

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


Making Soft Almond Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer and with the paddle attachment, beat together the eggs, sugar and almond extract on low speed until incorporated.
  • Slowly beat in the almond flour until well incorporated.
  • Use a 1¼ inch cookie scoop or a scant teaspoon size to scoop out and shape the dough into small round shapes.

Rolling The Cookies In Sugar

  • Place a 1/2 cup of granulated sugar in a small round bowl.
  • Roll the cookie balls in the granulated sugar, turning to coat all over.
  • Place the sugar rolled cookies on the prepared parchment lined cookie sheet. (Space 2 inches apart)
  • Top with sliced almonds if using.
  • Bake for approximately 12 to 14 minutes or until pale golden in colour. (mine were ready after 12 minutes)
  • Allow to cool before removing the baked cookies from the baking tray. (they're very delicate)


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg