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Amaretto Almond Cookies recipe

Try these popular Italian cookies at home.Your guests won’t believe you made them yourself. (Hint: theItalian plural is amaretti.) They’re wonderful dunked in hotcoffee or served alongside a custard or mousse.

Recipe: Amaretto Almond Cookies

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons molasses
2 large eggs
1 cup ground almonds
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup amaretto liqueur
1 cup whole wheat flour

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a bowl, with an electric mixer on mediumspeed, cream together butter and molasses.
  • Add eggs, almonds, lemon peel and almondextract; mix well.
  • Stir in amaretto liqueur alternately withwhole wheat flour.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart ontoungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until goldenbrown.

    Makes 24 cookies.

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