Soft Lemon Amaretti Cookies Recipe ___

Soft Lemon Amaretti Cookies Recipe


For the Cookies:

  • 8 ounces blanced almonds
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 0.5 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 packet of Italian Vanilla Powder or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg white
  • confectioners sugar for rolling


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Spray with baking spray and set aside.

Add the almonds to the bowl of a food processor and process until the almonds are finely ground, about 2 minutes. Remove to a mixing bowl.

Add the lemon zest, juice, sugar, extract and the egg white. Using your hands, mix until the almonds have fully absorbed all the ingredients. You should have a paste that holds it’s shape. Don’t worry if the mix is sticky!

Using a tablespoon roll the paste into a ball and roll in the confectioners sugar. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies have lightly browned.

The cookies will be very soft out of the oven. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before attempting to move them.