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What is it?

Light, crisp, and crumbly, these Italian macaroons give an intense almond flavor to desserts and classic preparations like pumpkin ravioli.

Kitchen math:

6 cookies = about 1/3 cup coarse crumbs

Don’t have it?

If you are making crumbs, try subbing almond biscotti or another crumbly cookie, such as gingersnaps or graham crackers.

How to choose:

A popular brand of amaretti is Lazzaroni di Saronno.

How to prep:

To make crumbs from the cookies, use a rolling pin to crush the amaretti between sheets of waxed paper (or in a sealed heavy-duty plastic bag) until they’re in tiny chunks but not powdered.

How to store:

These cookies will keep well in a cool, dry place.

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