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Amaretti

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Ingredients
  Egg whites 2
  Almond extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Almonds 1⁄2 Pound, ground (blanched)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Dash
  Confectioners sugar 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry, adding the almond extract toward the end.
Combine the almonds, sugar, and salt; fold in.
Drop by teaspoons onto a lightly buttered and floured cookie sheet.
Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar (put through a sieve).
Let stand uncovered at room temperature for 2 hours.
Bake in a 300° oven about 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Nut
Interest: 
Party

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