One day my dad sent me a link to a recipe for an Amaretti Cookie from AARP. Is this a hint dad? He never does this, so the next day I made them. I was intrigued by a few things about this recipe. First, they looked so easy because 4 ingredients are at the base of this recipe. Secondly, there was no flour in the recipe. You take almonds and grind them in a food processor. Thirdly, I thought I could substitute a few ingredients to make it even healthier. So even though I only planned on sharing one new recipe this month, I was so pleased with this recipe that I was inspired to share this right away!
So to healthify the recipe, I just took out the refined sugar and replaced it with coconut sugar. Also for those who can’t have eggs or are vegan, I made them with my chia seed egg replacer.
When I first made the Amaretti Cookies I thought there was no way there would be enough moisture to bind the cookies together only using two “eggs”, but I proceeded anyway. I was pleasantly surprised to see the cookies come together and so quickly.
These Amaretti Cookies make a nice little festive treat. To make this cookie more festive you can roll the whole cookie in powdered sugar before baking. I grind my organic evaporated cane juice (it’s similar to granulated sugar) in my Vitamix to make powdered sugar so I actually don’t buy powdered sugar anymore. And to reduce the sugar amount in the cookies I actually only roll the top of the cookie in the sugar so the cookie still looks festive without being drenched in sugar.
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