Food & Wine

Easy Dairy & Butter Free Amaretti Cookies

I absolutely love to eat cookies but they tend to hurt my figure if you know what I mean. Cookies tend to have loads of butter, sugar and sometimes other things that I just won’t mention. So I was browsing for a new cookie recipe that was dairy and butter free and came across Amaretti Cookies. When I made them this was the first time I had them this way. Typically I have eaten Amaretti Cookies that were hard, almost like a biscotti. The recipe I found made them chewy which I fell in love with. Then I decided to alter the recipe a bit to make the ultimate Chewy Amaretti Cookie. I have alternatives for those that want to make them a little healthy and those that don’t like the taste of almond extract (me!). I don’t know why but I absolutely can’t stand the taste of Almond Extract. There is just something about that tastes so artificial to me, yuck! Anyway, listed below you will find the Recipe. Feel free to comment or tag me on instagram @nycmetrogirl. Did I forget to mention that the prep time is 10 minutes! Yup, one of those enjoyable things to do when your child is napping even if they nap for 20 minutes, these cookies can totally be made.

Chewy Amaretti Cookies (See alternatives at the end of recipe below)

Step 1: Pre-heat Oven to 350 Degrees

Step 2: Gather ingredients; 16 oz. Almond Flour, 1.5 Cups Brown Sugar, 3 Egg Whites, 1/4 Teaspoon Almond Extract, 3/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Step 3: Mix Almond Flour and Brown Sugar in Mixer. At least 2 minutes. Add in the Egg Whites while the mixer is still mixing the Almond Flour and Brown Sugar. Then add in the Almond and Vanilla Extract.

Step 4: Mix until it gets grainy like wet sand. See image below.

Step 5: Use a cookie scooper or your hands to make 2 x 2 inch balls. Don’t compress them together to make a hard ball but make it so they just stick together to form the shape. See image below.

Step 6: Put them in the oven to and set the timer for 25 minutes.

Step 7: 10 minutes into the baking time, open the oven and use the backside of a dinner spoon and push the top of the cookie down gently to make them a little more flat on the top to resemble a cookie.

Step 8: Put them back in the oven to cook for the remaining time.

Step 9: The timer goes off and they are ready to be consumed!


Alternate 1: If you have a sweet tooth, use white sugar instead of brown sugar.

Alternate 2: Use only vanilla extract if you don’t like almond extract. Or even try coconut or coffee extract for a unique flavor.

Alternate 3: Substitute 8 oz of the almond flour with oat flour or flax seed flour.


Enjoy the rest of your day. ❀ Minnie B.

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