Mario Batali's Brutti Ma Buoni Cookies

About This Recipe

Yield:about 2 pounds of cookies


  • 4 egg whites, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, bitter
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • Zest of 4 oranges


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter and dust cookie sheet.

  2. 2

    Place whites in the bowl of an electric mixer; whip to soft peak. Add sugar steadily, and beat 2 minutes. Stop machine; add flour, vanilla, amaretto, and cocoa powder. Mix 1 minute, and stop machine. Stir in nuts quickly; place 2-inch blobs on cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes until crisp. Remove and let cool.

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