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Bonomi Amaretti Cookies
Perfect After Dinner Treat
Bonomi is renowned for producing sweet, delicate and light snacks prepared with the simplest and most pure ingredients. These Amaretti cookies have a distinct almond flavor and are wonderful to pair with a dessert wine or a cup of coffee. Dig into these light Italian cookies that are crisp on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside.
Tasting Notes from the Curator
This cookie originated in Venice during the Renaissance. Forno Bonomi is renowned for producing this sweet delicate and light snack prepared with the simplest and most pure ingredients.These small domed-shaped cookies are crisp and crunchy on the outside and soft inside.They have a distinctive flavor which comes from the addition of bitter almonds.
Traditionally served with a sweet dessert wine or liqueur they are also wonderful with a bowl of ice cream or with a cup of coffee. Another great way to use these cookies is to finely crush and add them to desserts for added texture and flavor.
A Blessed Recipe
The unmistakable flavor of Italian amaretti, while reminiscent of childhood, never ceases to impress each time you open the packet. The invention of this amaretti has received an amorous Renaissance treatment. In the early 18th century, a Milanese bishop or cardinal surprised the town of Saronno with a visit. A young couple, residents of the town, welcomed him and paid tribute with an original confection: on the spur of the moment, they had baked biscuits made of sugar, egg whites, and crushed apricot kernels. These cookies delighted the visiting bishop that he blessed the two with a happy and lifelong marriage, resulting in the preservation of the secret recipe over many generations.
Cookies may be stored in a sealed jar under room temperature.