Amaretti – (Chocolate Almond Cookies) recipe by Patisserie Chef – Adeeb Nadiadwala


Xmas recipe.

Amaretti – (Chocolate Almond Cookies)

This is a very simple recipe for Christmas – it can be made well in advance and stores well. It’s also gluten free and has no butter.

(Gluten Free/ No butter)


250 gms. Almond Flour

2 tbsp. Cocoa Powder

150 gms. Sugar

2 egg whites

½ tsp. Almond Essence

Powdered Sugar for coating.


1. Mix the sugar and egg whites on a baine marie (double boiler) for 2-3 minutes on very slow flame – till sugar melts. Do not overheat or boil.

2. Remove from flame, stir well and whisk till its fluffy and forms soft peaks .

3. Add essence, give a whisk and very gently fold in the almond flour and cocoa powder with spatula and make a dough.

4. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

5. Then shape into round balls each 20-25 gms.

6. Roll in powdered sugar.

7. Place on a tray lined with butter paper. Press lightly on top.

8. Bake in a hot oven 180`C for 25-30 minutes.

9. Cool and store. (N.B.- Oven temperatures may vary slightly depending on oven-so baking time may vary by few minutes more/less)


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