Vegan Chocolate Amaretti Cookies

Updated: May 31, 2023

Vegan Chocolate Amaretti Cookies
General Information
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 52 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • About 25 cookies


  • Cacao Powder
    Cacao Powder
  • Almond flour
    Almond flour
  • Aquafaba
  • Vanilla extract
    Vanilla extract
  • Coconut sugar
    Coconut sugar
  • Lemon Juice
    Lemon juice
  • powdered sugar
    Powdered sugar
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons of HerbaZest Cacao Powder
  • 2 1/2 cups of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup of aquafaba
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (or almond extract)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Powdered sugar (about one cup or as needed)
  • Salt (a pinch)


These chewy chocolate amaretti cookies are a vegan variation to the classic Italian dessert. They are made with aquafaba instead of egg whites. They have a marzipan-like interior and a lovely flavor of almonds and cacao. Sweet and light, they are a real treat, especially during the holidays.

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. Line a heavyweight cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the almond flour, salt, sugar, and cacao powder.(2 minutes)
  4. Using a hand-held mixer, whip the aquafaba and lemon juice until stiff peaks form.(5 minutes)
  5. Combine the aquafaba mixture with the almond flour mixture along with vanilla (or almond) extract. Mix it until a soft dough forms.(5 minutes)
  6. Scoop out dough using a small cookie scoop. Then roll it into a ball with your hands. Roll it in powdered sugar. Place it on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the dough.(10 minutes)
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes until they've cracked on the top.(25 minutes)
  8. Remove from the oven, allow them to cool for 5 minutes, and then transfer them to a rack to cool completely.(5 minutes)