These delicate, chewy miniature cookies are always guaranteed to impress – but you’ll be surprised by how simple they are to make! With only four ingredients, you can whip up a batch really quickly for any occasion. Traditionally they’re made with almonds, and I had a flash of inspiration that Sugar & Crumbs’ Black Cherry Icing Sugar would go beautifully flavour-wise – I have to admit it was absolutely delicious. Of course, if you can’t get any, you could easily just use plain icing sugar, but I do love the combination of cherry and almond.
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Cherry AmarettiPrint Recipe
- 1 egg white
- 95g ground almonds
- 75g Sugar & Crumbs Black Cherry Icing Sugar, plus extra to dust
- 1 tsp brandy
Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan), and then start by beating the egg white with an electric mixer until it’s thick, fluffy and forms stiff peaks.
Weigh out the ground almonds and Sugar & Crumbs Black Cherry Icing Sugar and mix together, then gently stir them through the beaten egg white. Finally, add the brandy and stir briefly again.
Line a baking tray with siliconized baking paper. Prepare a small plate with a good sprinkling of icing sugar, and then scoop out small blobs of the mixture (about the size of a grape) and gently roll them in the icing sugar – they’ll be pretty soft, but it should be do-able. Lay each one on the prepared baking tray, leaving at least an inch between.
Place the tray in the oven and bake for 17 minutes, at which point the biscuits should be nicely puffed up but not taking on any colour. Allow them to cool on the tray, then dust with a little extra icing sugar and serve with coffee.
These amaretti will last quite well for about a week, but keep them in an airtight container to make sure they stay a little crispy on the outside.