Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies are light and fat-free. Delicious chewy sweet meringue with a sharpness of lemon. Nice easy recipe and great for the holidays

Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies. These amaretti-style cookies are as light as a feather and fat-free too!

Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies! These are so delicious and go perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee! 

Of course, everybody loves a cookie and these fluffy amaretti style lemon almond cookies will certainly please your friends and family. 

They're very light, using egg whites to make them fluffy and light as a feather. There's very little flour in these cookies and no fat used at all! Think of a meringue texture, slightly crisp on the outside and chewy inside. This is what these amaretti style cookies are! 

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These cookies will keep in an airtight container for a week or so, and if you do happen to leave them out in the air, they will go crunchy, still edible, but you won't get the chewy inside bit. 

For this recipe, I've added a hint of lemon to cut through the sugar, it makes for a nice refreshing flavor. Feel free to add another dimension such as chopped nuts of dried fruits like raisins or cranberries. They also work well. 

Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies. These amaretti-style cookies are as light as a feather and fat-free too!

These fluffy amaretti style lemon almond cookies would be a great idea if you were thinking of doing a cookie exchange over the Christmas holidays. It's a little different and a nice surprise for whoever receives the cookies. They will make great gifts, either in a sealed jar with a pretty ribbon, or wrapped in decorative festive cellophane wrapping paper and a gift tag. 

So let's get straight to the recipe and see how we make these delicious fluffy amaretti style lemon almond cookies. Please enjoy!

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes

Makes

36

Ingredients you'll need

  • Egg Whites
  • Sugar
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Ground Almonds
  • Lemon Zest
  • Lemon Extract

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 275 F or 140 C

2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, weigh out and get all your ingredients together so you don't lose time once your egg whites are whisked.

Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond CookiesShowing ingredients

3. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks

Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies showing egg whites

4. Gradually add the sugar whilst whisking until the whites are glossy and stiff. This will take a few minutes.

Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies showing egg whites whisked to stiff peaks

5. Add the flour, almonds, lemon zest, and lemon extract, and gently fold into the mixture, taking care not to lose too much air.

Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies adding dry ingredients
Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies adding dry ingredients

6. Use a tablespoon and spoon the mixture on to the baking tray. These cookies don't spread too much so you can place them close together.

Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies on baking sheet

7. Bake for 20 minutes until slightly golden. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to completely cool.

Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies on cooling rack

These cookies will keep in an airtight container for about one week, and if you leave them out, they will go hard so if you prefer a crunch, pop them in a paper bag!

Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies. These amaretti-style cookies are as light as a feather and fat-free too!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies. These amaretti-style cookies are as light as a feather and fat-free too!

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Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies. These amaretti-style cookies are as light as a feather and fat-free too!

Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Fluffy Amaretti Style Lemon Almond Cookies are light and fat-free. Delicious chewy sweet meringue with a sharpness of lemon. Nice easy recipe and great for the holidays

Ingredients

  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 5 oz or 140 g Sugar
  • 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 5 oz or 140 g Ground Almonds
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Extract

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 275 F or 140 C

2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, weigh out and get all your ingredients together so you don't lose time once your egg whites are whisked.

3. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks

4. Gradually add the sugar whilst whisking until the whites are glossy and stiff. This will take a few minutes. 

5. Add the flour, almonds, lemon zest,and lemon extract, and gently fold into the mixture, taking care not to lose too much air. 

6. Use a tablespoon and spoon the mixture on to the baking tray. These cookies don't spread too much so you can place them close together.

7. Bake for 20 minutes until slightly golden. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to completely cool.

These cookies will keep in an airtight container for about one week, and if you leave them out, they will go hard so if you prefer a crunch, pop them in a paper bag!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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