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Drunk Almond Cookies (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipe)

Updated: Aug 11, 2023


drunk almond cookies

Got too much Amaretto or Whisky in the house and don't know what to do with it? Why not bake some cookies? For this recipe, it kind of has to be either Amaretto or Whisky so unfortunately, I can't recommend any substitutions for the alcohol ingredient.


Ingredients for almond cookies

You will need:

  • 45 ml Amaretto/Whisky of your choice

  • 150g ground almonds

  • 150g sugar

  • 3 egg whites

(optional 1 tablespoon gluten-free flour)



How to:


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4

  2. Line 2 trays with baking parchment

  3. In a bowl, whisk the egg whites until firm

  4. Slowly mix in the sugar, and almonds, followed by the alcohol.

  5. If you want them less chewy in the middle feel free to add the gluten-free flour, if not, expect them to be crunchy on the outside, and chewy in the middle.

  6. The mixture will have the consistency of porridge and that's ok. Don't panic. Take about half a tablespoon of it for each cookie and place it on the trays. Leave about 2-3cm in between each cookie as they will expand a bit (might be all the alcohol they had).

  7. Bake the drunk cookies for 12-15 minutes until golden on the edges, or fully golden, depending on how crunchy you want them.

  8. Leave them to cool on the tray for about 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.

I'm not going to call my little cookies Amaretti because the recipe is a bit different. These cookies will be way flatter and definitely more alcoholic than the usual Amaretti. You can probably say I've drowned the traditional recipe and I'm ok with that.

drunk almond cookies cooling

The Whisky Drunk Cookies have a nice golden color while the Amaretto version has always turned out a tiny bit lighter even when I baked the cookies a bit longer.

If you don't have a plan for the 3 egg yolks you still have left, why not try this recipe?

drunk cookies with amaretto

If you give this a try, please let me know in the comments how it went.

I hope life is treating you well.

Take care


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