Amaretti Cookies & a Giveaway!

Amaretti Cookies |

Have you ever had amaretti cookies?  Light, airy and bursting with almond flavor!  They’re perfect with a great cup of coffee and I always find that people swoon over them – myself included.  I also notice that people get a bit nervous when trying their hand at these. Maybe it’s the egg whites or the piping, but don’t be intimidated by these little poofs of almond delight. Amaretti are easier to make than you think.  All you need is a great recipe and a Silpat, and I’ve got both for you today!

For those of you who may not be familiar with these little cookies, they are primarily made up of ground almonds and egg whites.  Almond extract adds even more flavor and of course I add a splash of Amaretto to the party as well!  The most important thing to remember when making these is to first make sure you whip the egg whites till stiff peaks form and be gentle when folding them into the ground almond mixture to ensure they poof.  Next you pipe the mixture onto a silpat and send them off to do their thing.  That’s it!

Amaretti Cookies |

And speaking of Silpat, I’m so happy to share this giveaway with you!  Not only do you have the chance to win a Silpat, but you’ll also win a Roul’Pat!  If you like to bake you know that  Silpat is basically your best friend in the kitchen.  It’s a silicone baking mat that can be used over and over again and believe me, these stand the test of time.  More importantly, when I use my Silpat I know I will always have consistent results.  Cookies always bake evenly, scones get a beautiful color and it’s just what you need to make Amaretti!  I know you’ll love this product as much as I do!

The other product in this giveaway is the Roul’Pat.  I absolutely love this product!  It’s a non-stick countertop workstation that you’re going to use for rolling pie dough and even cookie dough.  What I really love this product for is rolling fondant – amazing!!  It’s also great for chocolate and sugar work, and it makes clean-up a snap.  Who doesn’t love that?!

These are two great products that all bakers should have in their kitchen so a big thank you to my friends at Silpat for the giveaway!  You can enter this giveaway by using Rafflecopter down below and you can get lots of entries!  Thanks for entering and Good Luck!  I’ll see you tomorrow with a Mother’s Day dessert and another giveaway!

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Amaretti Cookies

Yield: 22-24 Amaretti, depending on how big you pipe them.


  • 1 and 1/4 cups sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Amaretto
  • sugar in the raw


  1. Combine almonds, corn starch, salt and powdered sugar in food processor and pulse till almonds are very small.
  2. Whip egg whites with sugar until stiff peaks form. Add almond extract and amaretto.
  3. Fold whites into ground almond mixture being careful not to deflate the whites.
  4. Fill piping bag and pipe onto a Silpat. I used Tip #826
  5. Sprinkle with sugar in the raw.
  6. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. Then lower the oven to 200 degrees and bake with the door ajar for 25-30 minutes till cookies are dried out.
  7. When cookies have completely cooled, store in an air tight container.


You want to get all the amaretti piped and in the oven at the same time. If you leave the batter just hanging out in the bowl, it will deflate & you will end up with flat cookies.

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45 Responses to “Amaretti Cookies & a Giveaway!”

  1. 1
    Heather says:

    Well I love Amaretto and almonds, so I might just try this recipe for my first outing on a Silpat

  2. 2

    I’ve been wanting a silpat for a long time! I’m going to make fruit leather!

  3. 3

    I love my silpats but don’t have a roulpat yet. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this great giveaway.

  4. 4
    Hanna says:

    I’d make chocolate chip cookies… Not adventurous, but it’s the one treat every member of the family likes! Your recipe looks delicious!

  5. 5
    Kim Catapano says:

    I have been wanting to make scones for awhile so that would probably be the first thing I would make with the Silpat.

  6. 6
    Joan says:

    I make several meringue-style cookies, but I never thought to add ground almonds to the mix. I am going to try these.

  7. 7
    Sachiko says:

    I will make these cookies! Amaretti are the best cookies EVER

  8. 8
    Shelly says:

    I’d probably make peanut butter cookies!

  9. 9
    Rebecca says:

    I use my Silpatso much one has a hole. This would be a nice replacement. I don’t have a Rolpat though.

  10. 10

    OMG I need a roul’pat! (and another silpat would certainly not go unused!) I’d obviously make cookies I mean, duh. Like these-soooo yummy!

  11. 11
    Becky says:

    I would probably make a LOT of different kinds of cookies on these!

  12. 12
    Marsha Lynne says:

    These cookies will be a surprise for my husband. Usually use parchment paper, this would be fun to try. Thanks

  13. 13
    Amanda says:

    Oooh…I have Silpats, but I hadn’t heard about Roul’pats…want!

  14. 14
    Ashley W says:

    I would bake some old fashioned butter cookies!

  15. 15

    I have never had an amaretti cookie before. They sound so light and full of great flavor!

  16. 16
    Julianne says:

    I don’t have either Silpats or Roul’pats…I would love to try them!!

  17. 17
    Nancy A Nash Coleman says:

    I adore amaretti and love to bake … I would love to win a Roul’Pat as in all the cookie baking I do, I run through a LOT of parchment paper and heavy duty aluminum foil! Plus, this would work great when I make candies dipped in chocolate too! :)

  18. 18
    Rachel in MN says:

    I’m making macarons!!!!

  19. 19
    Tracy R says:

    I would bake cookies for my coworkers.

  20. 20
    Nicole says:

    I grew up loving amaretto cookies! its the italian background :) I can’t wait to make these

  21. 21

    [...] creating a light and airy cheesecake that gets even better thanks to the amaretti crust.  Yup, the amaretti cookies from yesterday make up this flavorful cheesecake crust which basically makes every bite taste like [...]

  22. 22
    Candice says:

    I would bake Amaretti cookies with my Silpat.

  23. 23

    Those rolled caramel cookies!

  24. 24

    Beautiful amaretti from your recipe!

  25. 25
    Sarah says:

    I’m going to bake a batch of oatmeal-cranberry white chocolate chip cookies!

  26. 26

    I’m going to bake some cheesy biscuits, I think.

  27. 27
    Sharon says:

    I’d love to try these cookies! Great work!

  28. 28
    stephanie says:

    I would make the macarons I keep thinking about!

  29. 29
    karen says:

    I’d bake chocolate cookies with caramel chunks to break in that silpat! Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. 30
    Cherry says:

    I have a silpat which I use diligently, haven’t tried the roulpat yet!

  31. 31

    I would bake PB Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies first, because they are so dangerously yummy! Great giveaway!

  32. 32
    Renuka says:

    I would make macaroons on those :)

  33. 33
    Kristen says:

    Salted Caramel cookiesss!!!!

  34. 34
    Kate F. says:

    I’d make chocolate chip cookies.

  35. 35
    Susie DuVal says:

    Biscuits for us. Thanks for the chance.

  36. 36
    Briana says:

    I can’t wait to try these! Something delicious and gluten free to snack on with my coffee! <3

  37. 37
    Greta says:

    I would have a baking marathon with these! What great giveaway prizes. I’m a college student about to move in with two other females and we can’t wait to bake cookies every week. This would be such a helpful tool!

  38. 38

    Cookies, I am baking cookies. I could really put this roulpat to use. :)

  39. 39
    rachel says:

    I’d make scones!

  40. 40
    MeganM says:

    I’d make cookies – mine always stick!

  41. 41
    Andrea says:

    I will bake some fun shaped cookies with my son :)

  42. 42

    I love this!! I have so much trouble with things slipping all over the counter. :) I’d maybe make a pie crust to go with all the amazing spring fruits that we’re getting!

  43. 43
    Liz Blunt says:

    I’d make a favorite rolled cookie recipe that uses cream cheese! Wow – do I need a silpat!

  44. 44
    Margot C says:

    I’ve been working on meringues, maybe this will improve them!

  45. 45
    Mercedes says:

    I would make macarons!

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