I have been wanting to make macaroons for a long time. However, people have mentioned to me how difficult they can be to make, so I strayed away. My pinterest feed recently has betrayed me, bringing up all sorts of different macaroon recipes. I decided to finally cave, despite the warnings people gave me, and attempt to make my own macaroons. I went with another internet recipe from Delish. I am so happy with the way they came out. With the success of these and my croissants last Sunday, I think I might just quit my job and open a bakery.
- Parchment paper
- 1 3/4 Powdered Sugar, spooned
- 1 cup Super-fine Almond Flour, spooned
- 3 Large Egg Whites, room temperature
- 1/4 tsp. Cream of Tartar
- Pinch of Kosher Salt
- 1/4 Cup Superfine Sugar
- 8 Drops Pink Food Coloring
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, room temp
- 3/4 Cup Powder Sugar, spooned
- 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Let’s Get Cooking
Set a sieve over a bowl and sift powder sugar + almond flour. Press through until only solids remain.
Separate egg white and add into a mixing bowl. Add cream of tartar + salt to the egg whites. Beat the egg whites until frothy (it starts forming bubbles). Increase the speed to medium high & add the sugar. Beat until egg whites are stiff & glossy about 2-3 minutes.
Beat in the food coloring to make whatever color you desire. I went with pink like the recipe called for because I think they look so cute!
Carefully fold the dry ingredients into the whipped egg whites. Fill a pastry bag with the mixture.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Pipe the batter into about 1 inch circles. Mine were not all exactly 1 inch circles so don’t stress about the measurements, I mean really who has time for that.
Tap the baking sheet on the counter a few times to release air bubbles, let sit for 45 minutes.
When your 45 minutes has passed, preheat the oven to 300F. Bake for 13 minutes, and turn the pan halfway through.
While you are waiting for your cookies to cool, make the buttercream!
When I made the buttercream I added a bit more vanilla and powdered sugar to the recipe, so you might have to adjust to your personal taste.
Place butter + powdered sugar + vanilla in a mixing bowl and whip until fluffy.
Spread icing on the cookie + top with remaining half.
Once you’re done don’t forget to share your cute & colorful little french cookies with the world. You will feel like a real baking pro after completing this, trust me!
Made with Love,
P.S it’s all about how you whip the egg whites