Chocolate Amaretto cookies

Nor Mac


I took an old fashioned crackle cookie recipe, and added Amaretto, dark chocolste, and sweet cocoa to this recipe. The cookies are a big hit in my home. The cookies would be great for any special occasion, or just for snacking. The flavor of amaretto shines through in these cookies. They are a delicious chocolate almond flavored cookie. Enjoy!


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2 dozen
15 Min
10 Min


  • 12 oz
    60% dark chocolate ( i used ghiradellii 3 whole bars)
  • 1/4 c
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 1/2 c
    amaretto liquor
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/3 c
    chopped nuts if desired

  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c
    unsweetened cocoa powder ( i used ghirardelli)

How to Make Chocolate Amaretto cookies


  1. Break up the bars of chocolate into a medium size sauce pan. Add in the chopped butter.
  2. Heat on low heat. Stir ithe chocolate when it begins to melt. Stir until is fully melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
  3. While chocolate is melting.
    In a bowl. Sift flour, salt, and baking powder together. Whisk and set aside.
  4. In another bowl. Whisk sugar, eggs, and Amaretto together. Mix well. Stir in nuts if desired.
  5. With a wire whisk. Whisk chocolate mixture quickly, a little at a time into egg mixture. Whisk together until fully blended.
  6. Add flour mixture into chocolate egg mixture. A little at a time. Mix until fully combined. Dough will be very soft
  7. Place bowl in freezer. Freeze until you can handle it and roll into small one inch balls.( about an hour) You may re-freeze dough in between batches to make handling easier.
  8. Mix powdered sugar and cocoa together well.
  9. Make 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls out of dough. Roll balls in cocoa powdered sugar mixture.
  10. Place balls on parchment lined sheet pan. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven when cookies are cracked. Cookies will be very soft. Do not overbake. Let cookies cool completely on sheet pan. Do not remove cookies until they are fully cooled. Enjoy!

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