Crunchy, paper thin almond cookies favored with orange.
'Italian cookies' on Serious Eats
These slightly chewy Italian cookies have ground toasted almonds and blood orange zest in the base. They're dipped in egg whites and topped with slivered almonds, then coated in a dusting of confectioners sugar. A nice accompaniment to tea.
Chewy amaretti cookies are covered in pine nuts and baked until golden.
It's not hard to see why these cookies are a time-honored tradition. They're simple to make, but the pleasure that they provide is tenfold: like a slightly drier and less sweet version of a sugar cookie, they taste delectable when dipped in strong coffee.