Ok so I think I might have an obsession with almonds, I love the flavor, and after the cake from the last post, I had some ingredients left over. I saw the Amaretti biscuits in the cupboard and I thought to myself I wonder if these would work if I crushed them and used them as a cookie ingredient.
Cherries go amazingly well with almonds that I decided they would be a great accompaniment to the amaretti biscuits. I was really pleased with how they turned out. The amaretti biscuits kept their crunch and it was a delicious contrast with the chewiness of the cookie.
So here is the recipe if you would like to try these yourself.
90g Soft light brown sugar
70g Caster sugar
1 Large egg
1/4 tsp Almond essence
190g Plain flour
50g Amaretti biscuits crushed
100g Glace cherries halved
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
Preheat oven to 180C (350F) Line 3 trays with baking parchment
Cream together the butter and sugars
Beat in the egg and the almond essence and then add the buttermilk
Sift together the flour and bicarbonate of soda, then add to the creamed mixture in two batches.
Stir in the crushed biscuits
Wash the glace cherry halves in cold water to remove syrup and lightly coat in flour. Add to the mixture.
Place cookie dough in the fridge for 20-30 minutes (optional)
Break off pieces of dough roughly the size of a tablespoon and place evenly onto the trays allowing room for the cookies to spread, roughly 6 per tray.
Bake in the oven for approx 15 minutes or until the cookies are a light golden brown. Once cooked remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.