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Perfect Macarons

I've made these French Macarons time and time again, and each attempt has resulted in perfect macarons! Don’t be intimidated by making them on your own, they're easier than they seem!
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 Units
Calories 151kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a bowl of a standing electric mixer, beat the egg whites with granulated sugar until they begin to rise and hold their shape. 
    Egg whites and sugar beat together in a KitchenAid mixer
  • Add your choice of color to macarons, keeping the color darker, as it fades in the process of baking.
    Egg white and sugar mixture colored with blue food coloring in the mixing bowl
  • Shift powdered sugar and almond flour to get rid of any lumps.
    Almond flour and sugar being sifted
  • Stir in dry ingredients into egg whites. Be sure not to over mix the ingredients.
    Blue colored whipped egg whites and sugar being stirred together with flout and sugar dry mixture
  • Place plastic or pastry bag into a cup to hold it straight. I would suggest a pastry bag, hence once you cut off the edge of a plastic bag it may not be a round shape. In this case, I wasn't going to make a trip to the store, so I did use a ziplock bag. Pour the entire mixture into the bag. Remove from the cup and twist to hold the batter in the inside.
    Ziploc bag with macaron mixture poured into it and the top twisted around itself
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Pipe circles into the baking sheet, making them thick. Tap baking sheet at least 3 times on each side, this will get rid of any air bubbles and will prevent from cracks. 
    Baking sheet lined with parchment paper with equal sized circles piped onto it
  • Let macarons sit in room temperature for about 20 minutes, they will create a bit of a shell, also helps from cracks on top.
    Pink macarons pipped onto a baking sheet lined with a silicon mat
  • Bake macarons at 300F for 13-20 minutes, depending on your oven. I would suggest checking them after 13 minutes or so.
    Baking sheet with baked macarons.

FINALIZING

  • Place a spoonful of cream on a flat side of the macaron, enclosing it with another macaron over top. 
    A pile of green and blue macarons

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg