Amaretto Sours Cookies

by Fred, Cookie Club Member

Recipe Courtesy of

Category: Desserts, Cookies

Prep Time: 20 Minutes (chill 1 hour)

Level: Baking Experience Helpful

Yield: 2 Dozen Cookies


1/2 c. shortening

3/4 c. confectioners’ sugar

1 egg yolk

3 T. amaretto, divided

3 T. lemon juice

1 T. lemon zest (peel)

2 c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 egg white

1/2 c. ground almonds


Cream shortening and sugar, add egg yolk, 2 T. amaretto, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix well. Sift flour and baking powder together and add to mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Using a tablespoon place on lightly greased cookie sheets, flatten with the bottom of a glass. Whisk together egg white and 1 T. amaretto. Lightly brush tops of flattened cookies. Sprinkle tops with ground almonds and brush again with egg white/amaretto. Bake for 10 minutes in a 350-degree oven.