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Macarons

Macarons

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    9 h
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Macaron is the French word for macaroon, but are never the coconut-based cookie. Macarons are one of the most amazing pastries, with hundreds of flavors and fillings. Macarons are made from almond flour and meringue, with even the pros claiming to failure on a regular basis. After going through dozens of recipes and trials, this is the most reliable macaron recipe I could come up with. You could get lighter using the Italian meringue method, but it's less dependable.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 137 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 34 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place egg whites into a metal mixing bowl and refrigerate overnight. The next day, bring egg whites to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 280 degrees F (138 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk confectioners' sugar and almond flour in a bowl. Beat the egg whites with salt in metal bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until foamy, about 1 minute; increase speed to high and gradually beat in superfine sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, until the egg whites are glossy and hold stiff peaks, 3 to 5 more minutes.
  4. Gently fold almond flour mixture into whipped egg whites until thoroughly incorporated; spoon meringue into a pastry big fitted with a 3/8-inch tip.
  5. Pipe 1-inch disks of meringue onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches of space between cookies. The batter will spread. Lift the baking sheets a few inches above the work surface and hit them lightly on the work surface several times to remove any air bubbles from the cookies. Let the cookies stand at room temperature until the shiny surfaces become dull and a thin skin forms, about 15 minutes.
  6. Place the baking sheets in the preheated oven and bake with the oven door open slightly until the macarons' surfaces are completely dry, about 15 minutes. Let cookies cool completely on a baking sheet before peeling parchment paper from the cookies.
  7. Spread half the cookies with any desired filling, top with remaining cookies to make sandwiches, and refrigerate at least 2 hours to overnight to let the cookies soften.
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LatinaCook
52

LatinaCook

12/12/2012

With macarons, is always better to go by weight rather than by volume. So, the recipe made me a bit nervous. It still worked out very well but that doesn't mean it will work the same way for everyone. My amounts and yours may vary slightly and with macarons, slight variations can result in less than optimal results. A few key steps that always help: Grind up the almond flour in your food processor to make it as fine as you can get it to ensure a smooth macaron, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry, fold in the almond flour/confectioner's sugar mixture very well but do not over do it or it will be too liquidy and your macarons will come out very flat, spread too much and look like amoebas rather than nice and round. Good luck! These are worth it!

Tessa Vesak-Torriss
33

Tessa Vesak-Torriss

10/24/2012

Thanks for this recipe! It turned out great for me, I followed the metric measurements and weighed out my ingredients. I would suggest combining the almond and the confectioners sugar in the food processor to make it finer and give the cookies a smoother appearance. I made these with a few drops of peppermint oil in the batter, and filled them with min chocolate chip ganache. Delicious!

Amanda J.
25

Amanda J.

11/22/2012

Mine didnt turn out as pretty as the picture, but they were so delicious!

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