Amaretti biscuits are Italian in origin, but can now be found all over the world. It’s also not very difficult to bake them yourself. It is said that they were baked for the first time by a husband and wife from Saronno for a cardinal from Milan in the 18th century. He was so impressed with these simple little biscuits that he blessed the couple with a happy and life long marriage.
Commercially, these biscuits are often made with crushed apricot kernels to save on production costs, but they should actually be made with ground almonds. They are very distinct in taste and flavour. Amaretti biscuits are often used in other desserts to add either texture or flavour.
They are quite simple to prepare and should at least be home made once before buying the commercially produced products.