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Vegan amaretti cookies stacked in white oval plate.
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Vegan Amaretti Cookies

These Italian vegan Amaretti cookies are chewy, crispy and soft as a cloud. They need just six pantry ingredients and the cookie batter takes all of five minutes to put together.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 122kcal


  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (If using turbinado or another sugar that's coarse, run briefly through food processor first to powder)
  • 4 tablespoons corn starch or tapioca starch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (or almond liqueur like Amaretto)
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar (to dust over cookies)


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare one or two baking sheets by lining with parchment papers or silpat.
  • Whisk the almond flour, corn starch, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  • Mix the apple cider vinegar and almond extract with the lukewarm water.
  • Pour the water-acv mixture into the almond flour mixture and mix with a spatula. The dough will be a bit wetter than regular amaretti cookie dough but that's okay. The looser dough will help make the cookies lighter without the eggs.
  • Use a one-tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop out the cookies, an inch apart, on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Dust the cookies with powdered sugar, if using. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, rotating the cookie sheet once halfway through.
  • Let the baked cookies stand five minutes. Then gently transfer to a rack so they can continue cooling.


  • The cookie dough for these vegan amaretti cookies will be a little looser than the dough for amaretti made with egg whites. The moisture is essential for the lift that egg whites would otherwise give.
  • The cookies are soft and chewy the day they are made but will crisp up over the coming days while remaining soft inside.
Storage instructions
  • Since these cookies are eggless, you can store them at room temperature for up to a week. You can also refrigerate them for three weeks. To freeze the cookies, flash-freeze them first, then freeze in a freezer-safe bag or airtight container.


Serving: 1vegan amaretti cookie | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg