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Amaretti Cookies (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Soft and chewy amaretti cookies made with almond flour and coconut sugar. These cookies are easy to make, gluten free, and paleo.

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Dessi put a twist on a classic amaretti cookie recipe but made it paleo and gluten free. The cookie recipe is so easy to make and only has 6 ingredients. The key to making these amaretti cookies paleo is using coconut sugar and almond flour.

The coconut sugar gives the cookies a lovely caramel flavor, and the almond flour makes the cookies soft and chewy. Make sure to also check out Dessi’s paleo Bulgarian honey cookies.

How To Make Paleo Amaretti Cookies

To make these amaretti cookies start off by beating the egg whites in a bowl with a pinch of salt until light and fluffy. We like to use pasture raised eggs when cooking and baking. Add 1 cup of coconut sugar and beat until very fluffy. To drive home that almond flavor, add just over 1 teaspoon of pure almond extract to the bowl along with vanilla paste or extract, and mix well.

Add 4 cups of almond flour and mix well using a hand mixer. We like to buy the big 4 pound bag at Costco, they have the best price ever at $4.20 per pound. Since this recipe is gluten free, you can mix the batter as much as you want.

Use a spoon or cookie scoop, form the amaretti cookie dough into balls, and place on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. If desired, you can roll the dough balls in unsweetened coconut flakes or coconut sugar before baking. Bake in a 325F oven for 20 minutes, and allow the cookies to dry on a wire rack until completely cool.

paleo amaretti cookies
Paleo Amaretti Cookies

Can I Make Amaretti Cookies With Coconut Flour?

Coconut flour is very dry, so you can not swap it with the almond flour in this recipe.

How Should I Store Amaretti Cookies?

Once cookies are cooled down, store in a zip-top bag in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also freeze the cookies for 3 months, and thaw when ready to enjoy. You can warm the cookies in a 300F oven for 3 minutes if desired.

 

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paleo amaretti cookies

Amaretti Cookies (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: amaretti cookies, gluten free cookies, paleo cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies
Author: Dessi Parrish

Chewy amaretti cookies that are paleo and gluten free. These cookies are made with coconut sugar and almond flour, and are so easy to make.

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Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 cups almond flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Use a hand mixer and beat the egg whites on high with a pinch of salt until they get fluffy. Continue beating and start adding the coconut sugar little by little until it’s all incorporated and completely melted into the egg whites. The mixture will not get to stiff peaks because of the coconut sugar, but should be very fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla and almond extract and beat again for a couple of seconds to get it mixed in.
  4. With the mixer on low start adding the almond flour. Once the mixture gets too thick to continue using the mixer, switch to a wooden spoon and incorporate the rest of the almond flour.
  5. Dip your hands in water and using a cookie dough portion scooper (that is about 1.2 tablespoons in size) or a spoon, scoop some dough and form it into a ball. The water will prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands.

  6. You can then roll the ball into coconut sugar, or coconut flakes (or just leave it as is) and place it on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Some of cookies in the photo are rolled in coconut sugar, some in coconut flakes, and the rest are as is.

  7. Stick a whole almond on top of the cookie for decoration.
  8. Bake at 325F for about 20 minutes. Let cookies cool on a wire rack.
  9. Store cookies in a cool dry place.

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