Lazzaroni Amaretti cookies were created more than a century ago in Italy. The elegant, almond-flavored cookies are wrapped in pairs in delicate tissue paper and can be served with ice cream or gelato, used as an after-dinner Italian fortune cookie or finely crushed and presented in this Valentine's Day dessert, Sweetheart Semifreddo.
This creamy chocolate and amaretti- flavored dessert is similar to a frozen mousse and is simply irresistible. It's an easy and elegant dessert for a special dinner party.
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup finely crushed Amaretti di Saronno biscuits
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, grated
6 egg whites
1/2 cup whole Amaretti di Saronno biscuits
Chocolate whipped cream