The Cartoon Kitchen: Amaretti

This week's Cartoon Kitchen features Serious Eats' cartoonist in residence Larry Gonick's spin on amaretti, the classic ultra-light Italian cookie made with little more than almonds, egg whites, and sugar. —Ed Levine

The Cartoon Kitchen: Amaretti

About This Recipe


  • Butter and flour, for baking sheet
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Salt
  • 1 cup chopped or crushed almonds
  • 3/4 teaspoons almond extract


  1. 1

    Butter a rimmed baking sheet and dust with flour, tapping away any excess; set aside. Beat 2 egg whites until frothy; slowly add 1 cup sugar and a touch salt, and beat to beat the band.

  2. 2

    When quite thick, fold in the almonds and the almond extract.

  3. 3

    Teaspoon onto the prepared baking sheet; let sit for 2 hours, and then bake at 350°F until pale brown, about 12 minutes.

  4. 4

    Remove from oven and let cool on a cooling rack.


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