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Sams Amaretti Biscuits

Posted by on May 24, 2012

amaretti stackAs you may know I just lurve all things Italian, I have a soft spot for those gorgeous delights that are Amaretti biscuits. I thought I’d have ago at my own. Really simple & only a few ingredients, just 3 (well 4 if you dust with icing sugar).

I piped the shapes onto the baking tray which may be the reason they resemble….well I’ll leave that to your imagination.

So call them what you will amaretti, venus mounds or just biscuits they’re worth a few minutes baking!

They went down a real storm at home, hope you like them too.

Printable recipe below 


Amaretti Biscuits

150g ground almonds

100g caster sugar

2 egg whites

Icing sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 180°C (fan 160°C)

Put the ground almonds & half the sugar in a large bowl and stir together.

Whisk the egg whites until they have stiff peaks then add the rest of the sugar about a teaspoon at a time while the mixer is whisking. Fairly swiftly until all mixed in & glossy, don’t whisk for too long.

Fold the egg whites into the almonds until just combined and spoon the mix into a piping bag.

amaretti raw

amaretti raw overhead


Pipe blobs of the mix onto a lined/greased baking tray, it’s fairly stiff so will take a bit of muscle! Mine are approx 1.5” (3.5cm) in diameter.


Leave a little space between them (they don’t spread much) then dust with icing sugar and bake for about 15 minutes until golden.

Leave on the tray for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.

Enjoy ♥



14 Responses to Sams Amaretti Biscuits

  1. Shannon

    Are we allowed to pin your content to our boards on Pinterest?

    • Sam

      Sure Shannon, just make sure they link back to my recipe. Thanks so much for asking & dropping by! xxx

  2. Beverley

    baking these little beauties now, thank you Sam for the recipe xoxo

  3. maureen

    Can we get the measurements in ounces/cups, and them temp in Farenheit? thank you so much

  4. miss nancy pants

    ..these look so good! And your blog is lovely, I found you through Something About Cupcakes..would love to feature this recipe on my Friday Finds post if this is ok with you! thank you so much!..

  5. Miranda

    These look terrific (and terrifically simple!) and they would be great as gifts for Christmas. Do you know how long they will last once baked? Thanks for the recipe!

    • Sam

      Hi Miranda, I keep mine in a tin and have eaten them over a week after making them and they’ve been fine. (to be honest they usually get eaten real quick at my house!) :)

  6. the lemon tree bakery

    Just baking these now – thank you so much for sharing

  7. Lu

    What a treat! Just made these to go with my Sunday morning coffee. So quick and taste delicious!

    • Sam

      Thanks Lu! So pleased you liked them, they’re one of my favs x

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