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Italian amaretto cookies

Jpan99 Nov 21, 2006 01:33 PM

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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    bostonfoodie111 Nov 21, 2006 11:48 PM

    There is a great Italian Bakery and shops down the street from Vows in Newton. The name escapes me but it is excellent.

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      AmyRuth Nov 21, 2006 10:42 PM

      I've bought them at Marty's Liquors in Newton.

      1. opinionatedchef Nov 21, 2006 08:46 PM

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

        1. beetlebug Nov 21, 2006 04:28 PM

          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. re: beetlebug
            Redhohoho Nov 21, 2006 04:47 PM

            Try Lyndell's in Somerville

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            MSJ Nov 21, 2006 03:10 PM

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

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              lotus_blossom Nov 21, 2006 02:16 PM

              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
                Jpan99 Nov 21, 2006 03:39 PM

                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
                  yayadave Nov 21, 2006 03:49 PM

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

              2. MC Slim JB Nov 21, 2006 02:04 PM

                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.

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