Simple amaretti cookies made with hazelnut meal—many nut meals can be substituted. Bob’s Red Mill brand has a great selection. There also really good with a ½-1 teaspoon of chopped wild caraway seed added, or finely ground dried sweetfern nutlets. Makes about 40 cookies using a generous teaspoon, or 65 using a level teaspoon.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: Amaretti, Hazelnuts
1.5large egg whites
Pinchof finely ground salt
Do your best to measure 1.5 egg whites, it’s not an exact science, It’s just hard to make small batches of these cookies as you don’t need a lot of moisture to hydrate the dough (you can also double the recipe and use 3 eggs).
Mix all ingredients until a dough forms, then allow to rest for 15 minutes to hydrate.
Preheat the oven to 300, and drop generous teaspoons of batter onto a baking sheet. Roll each teaspoon into an even ball, then bake for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned, then remove from the oven to cool.