Amaretti con frutta corretti

2011/12/07
Amaretti con frutta corretti (Italian amaretti with candied fruits)

Preparation time: 10 minutes   Cooking time: approximately 10-12 minutes  

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Amaretti con frutta corretti (Italian amaretti with candied fruits)

Ingredients:
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 4 cups of Almond Flour
  • 25 ml of Almond Extract
  • 25 ml of Sambuca Liquor  
  • Coarse sugar for coating
  • 12 red maraschino cherries  (rinsed, dried and cut in half)
  • 12 green  maraschino cherries  (rinsed, dried and cut in half)
  • 24 white roasted almonds
Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Take 2 of the three eggs and seperate the egg white from the yolk . Using an electric beater, beat the egg whites until you achieve peaks; set aside.
  2. Take the 2 egg yolks, along with the last egg, and mix with 1 cup of sugar, beat with a paddle mixer for about 3-5 minutes.
  3. To the mix add the egg whites (Step 1), the remaining cup of sugar, the almond flour, mix in the almond extract and the sambuca (alternately with flour). Mix for about 3-5 minutes.
  4. With the help of a small ice cream scooper, form into 1 inch balls. Immediately after, roll in the coarse sugar and place 2 inches apart on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper.
  5. Once on the tray, top each cookie with your choice of red or green maraschino cherries or simply top with a whole almond.
  6. Place on the middle rack in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Let cool on a wire rack and ENJOY! 
Tips:

This recipe was contributed by Alex  Villalta : "The easiest and most satisfying Amaretto cookie ever made."

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