Lemon Amaretti Biscuits

Posted on 23/02/16

These delicious Lemon Amaretti Biscuits will tantalise your taste buds! With the zesty lemon flavours and sweetness of the dried cranberries they are the perfect combination for a soft centred biscuit.

 

Follow this quick and simple recipe and you’ll have 20 scrumptious lemon amaretti biscuits created in less than 30 minutes – perfect to have with a cup of tea or as an afternoon treat!!

 

Lemon Amaretti Biscuits

 

 

Lemon Amaretti Biscuits Ingredients 

180g ground almonds
120g caster sugar
Grated zest of 1 large lemon, or two small lemons
2 teaspoons of lemon juice (approx 1/2 a lemon)
Pinch of salt
60g dried cranberries roughly chopped (optional – you could leave these out or replace with raisins / dried cherries / dried apricots)
2 free range egg whites
2 tsp honey
Icing sugar for rolling

 

Lemon Amaretti Biscuits Method

  1. Firstly preheat your oven to 170°C
  2. Line a large baking tray with grease proof paper & set aside
  3. Place the ground almonds, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl. Rub the mixture together with your fingertips, add the cranberries (if using) and set aside.
  4. Using an electric whisk, beat the 2 egg whites & honey until they are a soft meringue consistency.
  5. Gently fold the egg white mix into the almond mix until you have a malleable paste.
  6. Using your hands, create 20 irregular shaped balls from the mixture. Roll each ball in icing sugar and place on the baking tray.
  7. Place the tray in the oven & bake for around 12 minutes.
  8. The biscuits should slightly golden, but still remain  chewy in the centre
  9. Leave to cool  & enjoy!!!   (leave to cool completely before storing in a sealed baking tin – however they may not make the baking tin – they’re addictive & delicious)  You can also freeze them & re-dust in icing sugar prior to serving. lemon amaretti biscuits

 

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