Overhead view of Chocolate Amaretti on two silver platters with silver ball ornaments and cut-out snowflakes on a white table

Chocolate Amaretti Cookies

These Chocolate Amaretti Cookies are naturally gluten-free and dairy-free with their almond flour base. Some cocoa powder and instant espresso give these classic Italian cookies an extra boost of flavor!

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Overhead view of Chocolate Amaretti on two silver platters with silver ball ornaments and cut-out snowflakes on a white table
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Chocolate Amaretti Cookies

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 102kcal


  • cups (215 g) almond flour
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (22 g) Dutch-processed cocoa powder (you can use natural cocoa powder, but it may change the taste and color of the cookies)
  • 1 tablespoon (6 g) instant espresso (ensure it is finely ground. I use Nescafe Gold)
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.5 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • 3 egg whites from 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) pure almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (63 g) powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 325ºF. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, sugar, cocoa powder, instant espresso, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl or in a stand mixer, whisk the egg whites on high until they reach stiff peaks, about 5-6 minutes. Then whisk in the extracts.
  • Use a rubber spatula to gently fold the egg whites into the dry ingredients. Fold until there are no dry spots and you have a smooth dough.
  • Use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop and roll 24 cookie dough balls. The dough will be quite sticky. Roll each dough ball in a small bowl of powdered sugar to completely cover the outside. Place the dusted cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 18-21 minutes, until firm to the touch.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Cookies keep well in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.


Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Amaretti Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0.002g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 25mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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