Christmas Confetti Amaretti Cookies

by Erin

These sweet, chewy morsels called amaretti cookies are speckled with festive holiday sprinkles inside. The perfect addition to your holiday cookie exchange!

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This post was created for #ChristmasCookies week, for which I was provided complementary products by the event sponsors. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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I cannot believe I am saying this, but it’s #ChristmasCookies week!

I teamed up with a slew of bloggers to share all kinds of festive cookie recipes for you to save for your holiday baking this year. Thanksgiving is only 3 weeks away so Christmas will be here before you know what happened.

Time around the holidays always seems to fly, but with 2020 the time warp is all out of sorts. Time seems to move so slowly and yet a month goes by before I realize it. 

Amaretti Cookies with Christmas Sprinkles

I have to admit, I was not feeling very bright and festive until I received these sprinkles from Sweets & Treats.  I decided to use them in a recipe for amaretti cookies because believe it or not I have never made them before! It was the perfect cookie to break in my new Anolon cookie sheets and to use Adams Extract almond extract. They were meant to be.

A fun trick that I learned, is that these cookies are best baked on two cookie sheets stacked on top of one another to help not get too done on the bottoms. The end result is a perfectly chewy morsel of delightfulness. 

Make sure to check out every one else’s recipes today listed above the recipe for these amaretti, and then scroll even further down for a great giveaway from our sponsors to help you get prepared for holiday baking season!

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Monday Christmas Cookie Recipes

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Four years ago: White Skillet Lasagna with Butternut Squash and Kale

Five years ago: Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

Six years ago: Single Serving Deviled Eggs

Seven years ago: Elvis Fluffernutter Rice Krispie Treats

Nine years ago: Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Christmas Confetti Amaretti Cookies #thespiffycookie


Yield: 3 dozen Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 2-1/4 cups (200g) almond flour, sifted
  • 7/8 cup (175g) sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp cake batter flavoring*
  • 1/4 cup Christmas confetti sprinkles
  • Powdered sugar, as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Stack two matching, heavyweight, light to medium colored cookie sheets on top of each other**. Line with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, sugar, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until they hold soft peaks.
  4. Add beaten egg whites and extracts to dry ingredients and stir until it forms a uniform dough. Fold in sprinkles until evenly distributed.
  5. Using a small cookie scoop, shape dough into 1-inch balls, roll in powdered sugar, shake of excess, and place 1-inch apart on prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tops are cracked and bottoms are just barely golden**. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


* Cake flavoring is optional, increase almond to 1/2 teaspoon if omitted. ** Stacking two cookie sheets together keeps the bottoms of the cookies from getting too brown. If you did not double your cookie sheets they will cook faster.

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Source: Adapted slightly from Love & Olive Oil.

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Welcome to #ChristmasCookies week where more than 25 bloggers are sharing cookie recipes perfect for your holiday celebrations. Hosted by Ellen from Family Around the Table, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, we invite you to not only check out the recipes but enter the amazing giveaway.
Don’t miss one delicious cookie recipe! Follow along on Pinterest.

Prize 1: Tower of Treats from Millican Pecan Company

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Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800’s, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

Prize 2: An Assortment of Flavored Extracts from Adams Extract and Spices

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 In January 2013, Adams, one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas and one of oldest spice and extract companies in the United States, celebrated its 125th birthday and was awarded the Texas Treasure Business Award, an award sponsored by State Bill 920 that recognizes the accomplishments of Texas businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for at least 50 years and pays tribute to the state’s well-established businesses and their exceptional historical contributions toward the state’s economic growth and prosperity.

Today, Adams proudly manufactures and markets under several Adams Brand banners, including Adams Best®, Adams Extract®, Adams® Seasoning & Spice, Adams Reserve®, Flavor King™, Pantry Basics™, Sear-n-Crust®, ClearVan™, Carniceria®, Cocina del Rey®, Naturals™, and Urban Canner™ along with the Adams Frozen Skillet Desserts and Adams Premium Ice Cream lines. In addition, Adams is proud to manufacture for some of the nations most respected Private Label Brands as well as other legacy Regional Seasoning Brands and is used to flavor many commercially produced food products around the nation.

Prize 3: A Set of Baking Pans from Anolon

Baking pans

Established in the 1950’s, Meyer Manufacturing started by making and selling flashlights. In 1971 they started their journey into selling cookware. By 1986 they released the world’s first hard-anodized nonstick cookware which revolutionized the world of home cooking. Their nonstick surface didn’t flake or scratch easily.

Today they sell bakeware with nonstick interior and exterior made with a special sapphire-reinforced blend that is triple coated. NOTE: Color may vary from the photo above.

Prize 4: An Assorted Baking Box from Sweets & Treats

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Make Sweets & Treats your one-stop shop for all your holiday sprinkle needs. In addition to fun, festive and colorful sprinkles, Sweets & Treats offers cupcake liners, edible glitters, sugars, and more.

Founded in 2010 by Shannon Harvey out of an industry need for bold, bright cupcake liners and baking supplies that are the life of the party! Based in Louisiana, Sweets & Treats is a designer cupcake liner manufacturer and party supply company that creates exclusive greaseproof cupcake liners, sprinkles, sprinkle mixes, paper straws, and other baking supplies. 

Four (4) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners have 24 hours to respond once notified by email, or they forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. The #ChristmasCookies bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members living in the household cannot enter or win the giveaway. Entries will be verified. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway open to US Residents only who are 18 years of age or older to enter giveaway. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #ChristmasCookies posts or entry.
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Christie November 22, 2020 - 2:04 pm

Almond cookies are SO GOOD!! I can’t believe I haven’t made any in years. Totally trying these.

Erin November 22, 2020 - 6:53 pm

I can’t believe this was the first time I’ve made them! I need to more often.

Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck November 9, 2020 - 10:12 pm

These are so cute and festive…and who doesn’t love extra sprinkles???

Leslie November 9, 2020 - 9:04 pm

My favorite Christmas cookie to bake is jam thumbprints. Thank you for doing the giveaway.


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