Light, crisp, and crumbly, these Italian macaroons give an intense almond flavor to desserts and classic preparations like pumpkin ravioli.
6 cookies = about 1/3 cup coarse crumbs
If you are making crumbs, try subbing almond biscotti or another crumbly cookie, such as gingersnaps or graham crackers.
A popular brand of amaretti is Lazzaroni di Saronno.
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.
These cookies will keep well in a cool, dry place.