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Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella shares a recipe for gluten free amaretti cookies. These gluten free cookies are tasty year round or a great addition to your Christmas baking.

Gluten Free Amaretti Cookies

Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Christmas, Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 34 cookies
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Bella
All Italian cookies are wonderful, but gluten free amaretti cookies just have to be one of the best ever and perfect for Christmas baking.
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  • 500 g almond meal about 5.2 cups
  • 300 g sugar about 1.33 cups, caster sugar if you can find it
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 oz almond extract approx one bottle, or use almond liquer
  • 4 cups icing sugar to roll them in


  • Place the 5 egg yolks in a bowl and whisk until bubbles form.
  • Add the almond extract (or liqueur) and whisk again.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the almond meal and sugar together.
  • Pour the egg white mixture into the dry ingredient bowl. Thoroughly mix.
  • If needed, you can use your hands to combine everything. If it feels wet or sticky, add a small amount of almond meal.
  • Refrigerate overnight or for a few hours minimum.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. Put the icing sugar into a shallow bowl.
  • Make a 1" ball with the dough in your hands. If your hands get sticky dip a finger in a bowl of water and wet palms.
  • Roll each amaretti cookie ball in the icing sugar. Shake off excess and place on the baking sheet. Repeat to use all the dough.
  •  Bake cookies for 15 minutes until lightly brown. Remove from tray to cool on a rack.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.