This recipe was given to me by my stepmother - whose mum (Nonna Linda) is the most amazing cook. It is a very easy recipe with fantastic results.
Last night I baked a batch and today my hubby and I gave half of them to our work colleagues. The rest will be brought along for Xmas lunch.
Here's the recipe for you all.
Nonna Linda's Amaretti Biscuits
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
1/2 bottle of almond essence (approx 25mL)
400g self raising flour
400 g caster sugar
500 g almonds
icing sugar to coat
3 tbls of cocoa
1 tsp of cinnamon
Process almonds in a food processor. In a bowl, add almond, flour, sugar, cocoa and cinnamon.
Beat eggs, add oil and almond essence. Make a well in the flour mixture and add egg mixture, and fold together. Roll into a ball and cover with icing sugar. Grease trays and put balls quite separate. Bake in 170 degrees fan forced oven for 15 minutes.
My tips - when you roll the balls, I used a tablespoon to scoop some mixture out, and put some icing sugar in my hand as I rolled them so the mixture did not stick to my hands.