A jar full of these is the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life. Makes 35-40.
You will need
350g caster sugar
1½ tsps cocoa powder
1½ tsps baking powder
50g plain flour
350g ground almonds
60g icing sugar, sieved
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/ Gas Mark 4. Line two biscuit trays with greaseproof paper.
Beat the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until creamy.
Add the cocoa, baking powder and flour, and mix well.
Add the ground almonds and mix well until blended.
Shape scant teaspoons full of the mixture into balls. Roll in the icing sugar.
Place the balls on the tray, one to two inches apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes until 'set' and crackled.
Leave the amaretti to rest on the tray for five minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.