Tuesdays with Dorie BWJ: AmarettiNovember 18, 2014 at 9:50 am | Posted in BWJ, cookies & bars, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 15 Comments
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My husband is half-Sicilian, and he and his family live for Italian-American bakery sweets in a way that I can’t quite understand. I knew he’d be all over Nick Malgieri’s Amaretti cookies because he never passes them up in the case at Court Pastry Shop here in Brooklyn. They’re easy enough to make at home, though…you just need some canned almond paste, and couple of egg whites and some sugar.
R, my husband, also requires pine nuts on his amaretti. Am I right that that makes them pignoli cookies? He has expensive tastes– pine nuts are like $46 a pound here! Luckily I can buy just a small scoop at Sahadi’s. I tried to be cheap with them without looking like I was being too cheap with them. I don’t love amaretti the way that R does, but these are good and just like at the bakery…crispy outside, chewy inside, sweet and full of almond paste flavor.
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That’s so random
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