Amaretti are a classic Italian cookie that I absolutely love, but unfortunately they are full of white sugar. Of course my version contains no white sugar whatsoever! Plus they are paleo and vegan. As much as I like to practise mindfulness when eating, it’s hard not to eat several of these cookies in one sitting!
I first made these cookies totally by accident. I didn’t have all the ingredients to make another cookie recipe, but while rummaging through my fridge I discovered I had some almond extract, which really enhances the almond flavour, and flaxseeds to boost the fibre. To my surprise, I was thrilled by the first one I tasted, because they reminded me so much of amaretti but were a healthy joyous version. Now, I don’t want to mess with your Nonna’s recipe, but I encourage you to make these for her and then let me know what she says!
Excerpted from 'The Joyous Cookbook' by Joy McCarthy. Copyright © 2019 by Joy McCarthy. Published by Penguin an imprint of Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.