A traditional Italian Cookie that always amazes me. Plus it’s so simple to make, requires few basic ingredients and for those concerned, yes it’s also gluten free!

Amaro means bitter, so traditionally you would use a bitter almond or even apricot kernels work well for this. Any good quality and natural almond concentrate will also work fine.  Some a re dry and crispy, this version is the soft one on the inside, with a cracked crispy shell on the outside.  I used a fresh organic almond meal, so the centres will be softer.  If using older dryer almond meal, they will be a little crispier.

These go perfect with a black coffee or simply as a snack.  Just try and stop at one!  If you’re an almond lover, you need to make these.

Enjoy Soft Almond Amaretti Cookies and happy cooking!