Amaretti Cookies

Let's get one thing straight: I'm no baker. Whenever I do fantasize about the fanciest of baked goods, I find myself evaluating my desire to work for a lavish bite, and end up making something requiring less than 5 minutes of my time, yet equally as heavenly.

In the spirit of letting it be what it is, I wanted to share this super quick and easy Amaretti Cookie recipe, which only contains 3 major ingredients! Did I just do the impossible? I think so!

P.S- I used dark chocolate with sea salt as my choice of drizzler but you can tailor this to whatever you have on hand (i.e add cranberries or drizzle with white chocolate).

Ingredients:

3 cups almond, ground

1 cup sugar

3 egg whites

1 tsp almond extract

1 square of dark chocolate with sea salt (optional)

Directions:

1. Whip egg whites with a hand mixer until peaks form

2. Grind almonds in a food processor until very soft. Then add sugar and continue to grind. Add whipped egg whites and almond extract, and grind until a smooth dough forms

3. Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop dough on to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the cookies at 300°F for 20 minutes

4. Melt a dark chocolate square in the microwave until it's turned completely liquid. Once the cookies are done and cooled, drizzle the melted chocolate over them

Enjoy! And if you decide to recreate a version of this, or any future dishes, please send me pictures and let me know how it turned out! Don't forget to tag and hashtag @sobiasiddiqui and #modalacarte on IG