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amaretti biscuits
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5 from 3 votes

Amaretti Biscuits

Gloriously crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle, it's hard to stop at just one Amaretti Biscuit.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian, Italian
Keyword: Amaretti Biscuits, Ratafia Biscuits
Servings: 30 biscuits
Calories: 56kcal


  • 2 egg whites
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup caster sugar (or white/granulated sugar)
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup dry instant mash potato flakes (Deb or other brand)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons Amaretto liqueur
  • 30 split blanched almond halves (or almond flakes)


  • Pre-heat oven to 10 degrees below moderate (170 degrees celsius, fan-forced).
  • Grease two baking trays.
  • Beat egg whites and salt until stiff.
  • Gradually add sugar while beating on low-medium speed and then beat again on high speed for 2 minutes.
  • Fold in coconut, dry instant mash potato flakes, vanilla extract and Amaretto liqueur.
  • Place teaspoonfuls of mixture on greased baking tray. Top with piece of split almond or a few almond flakes.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until a golden brown colour.
  • Cool on tray for 10 minutes before using a spatula to lift biscuits onto a cooling rack to cool completely.


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg