What are amaretti cookies?
A beloved Italian delight, amaretti cookies were first created in Saronno. As the story goes, when a Milanese cardinal paid the town a visit, a wife and husband quickly threw together a special confection of sugar, egg whites and crushed apricot kernels. The visiting bishop was so captivated by these tasty treats that he blessed the village and the cookies, which remained a secret recipe for many generations.
Lazzaroni Amaretti Cookies
Lazzaroni Amaretti is a well-known name in the world of Italian cookies and confections. Still using traditional baking methods and simple, wholesome ingredients, Lazzaroni Amaretti cookies have retained their original flavor from the days of old. Their crunchy, light texture is the result of perfectly balanced portions of egg whites, sugar, flour, and amaretto, a unique almond and vanilla flavoring made from almonds, apricots and peaches. The brand's signature red cookie tin is recognized throughout the world.
An Everyday Snack and a Holiday Gift
Supermarket Italy sells the iconic Lazzaroni Amaretti cookie tins and refill bags, so you can hang onto the classic container always. These timeless Italian cookies can be enjoyed as a sweet, everyday snack, but are also always appreciated as gifts! Give them to friends and family on birthdays, Christmas, and other special occasions. Eat them with Italian coffee and espresso, a hot cup of tea, or a cold, refreshing glass of milk. Amaretti cookies are part of Italian life; a nostalgic treat for everyone.