Best GF Hazelnut Amaretti Cookies

Best Hazelnut Amaretti Cookies

5 from 2 reviews

The best GF Hazelnut Amaretti Cookies are a moist and classic Italian cookie. These Italian flavored cookies make a great gluten-free option that you can take on the go. In short, my hazelnut amaretti cookies have a chewy exterior and are soft in the middle. They’re a treat any day of the week. They’re made with little more than hazelnut flour, sugar and egg whites with a splash of almond extract to really amp up the flavor.


  • 2 1/2 Cups Finely Ground Hazelnut Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Large Egg Whites (room temp)
  • 1 Tbsp Almond Extra


  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Mix the 2 1/2 Cups of finely ground hazelnut flour with the 1 1/2 Cups of granulated sugar. Set aside.
  • Turn your stove top to medium to medium high heat- using a double boiler, take 3 4 ounce packages of 60% bittersweet chocolate and put the bars of chocolate on a cutting board and finely chop. Chocolate bars produce smoother melted chocolate than if using chips. Once melted, take the chocolate mixture off the stove and set aside.
  • Bring 4 large eggs to room temperature. Carefully break each egg open, only setting aside the egg whites.
  • When you have separated all 4 eggs, start whisking or use hand mixer, add the Almond extract and start beating until you get soft white peaks.
  • I split this final step up and add the meringue in 3 batches. Take a spoon and add to the flour and sugar mixture. Take a whisk and gently incorporate. Once combined, do this two more times until all the meringue is combined with the flour and sugar.
  • The batter will be thick and sticky.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, start by rolling the batter into small balls and line a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
  • Bake them for 18-22 minutes depending on your oven.
  • For my oven, these took 19-20 to be fully cooked.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Once cool, take each cookie and dip them in the chocolate until the entire cookie is covered in chocolate. Line on a sheet of parchment paper or a silpat mat and let the chocolate harden which usually takes about an hour.
  • Cover the cookies in an airtight container and enjoy.

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