Crunchy, paper thin almond cookies favored with orange.
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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.