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Nov 21, 2006 01:33 PM

Italian amaretto cookies

I need to find some Italian amaretto cookies for a cheesecake crust for a Thanksgiving dessert.

I'm in the Watertown/Newton area and can't get into Boston. I've tried the local groceries that usually have some tins around Christmas but I haven't seen any.

I'll check Russo's today. Any other suggestions?

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  1. These won't help you, but since the subject came up: I just bought a bunch of amaretti (also for a dessert crust) at Modern Pastry on Hanover St in the North End (plus some with pignoli, just to eat), and they are fantastic. Three generations there: daughter and mom behind the counter, grandma sitting with an espresso at the table. Another place that does fine amaretti is Joseph's in Ward Hill, part of Haverhill.

    1. Russo's has them in bags, in the shelves under the veggies. I have always found them near the cheese department.

      what kind of pie?

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      1. re: lotus_blossom

        A lemon ricotta cheesecake with an amaretto cookie crust. I'll let you know if it's any good. I'm combining two recipes.

        And just got back from Russo's, sort of. Got into the lot and that was a mistake...20 cars trying to get into 1 parking space. Will have to try back closer to closing time tonight or early tomorrow morning.

        1. re: Jpan99

          That sounds like a great combination. If it works out, please don't be shy about sharing the recipe.

      2. I've seen Amaretto cookies in the Italian dry goods section of Shaw's.

        1. I've been on the same quest (mine is for the topping of a pumpkin tiramisu).

          Formaggio in Cambridge has them. They have them in package form, or individually wrapped which is especially nice because I only need 2 oz.

          The Shaw's on Western Ave in Brighton did not have them. My friend says that the Mt. Auburn Shaw's does have them.

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          1. marty's liquors in newton?martignetti's in newton?