Dulce De Leche Macarons spread out on the table
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Dulce De Leche Macarons Recipe

Macarons can be challenging to make, but are so delicious when they exit the stove. I've shared hundreds of Dulce De Leche Macarons with friends and there have been quite a number of requests for this recipe. People love the caramel flavor it achieves with dulce de leche cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 Units
Calories 109kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a bowl of a standing electric mixer, beat egg whites with granulated sugar, until it begins to rise and hold its shape.
    Egg whites and sugar being beat in a KitchenAid mixer
  • Add a peach color or two drops of red and one drop of yellow to create a peach color.
    Egg whites and sugar being beat in a KitchenAid mixer with red and yellow food coloring added it the mixture
  • Sift powdered sugar and almond flour to get rid of any lumps.
    Almond flour and powdered sugar being sifted
  • Stir in dry ingredients into egg whites. 
    Mixing bowl with colored, beat egg whites and sugar and bowl with the sifted powdered sugar and almond flour
  • Be sure not to overmix the ingredients.
    Beat egg whites and sugar combined with sifted powdered sugar and almond flour in large mixing bowl with a spatula
  • 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.
    A ziploc bag corner placed into a cup and being filled with the macaron batter
  • 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. Let macarons sit in room temperature for about 20 minutes, they will create a bit of a shell, also helps from cracks on top.
    Macarons on a baking pan 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. They are ready when you can easily lift them off baking sheet. Make sure not to over-bake them, or they will be too dry.
    Macarons on a baking pan lined with a silicon mat
  • Whisk butter with dulce de leche, until everything is well combined together.
    A stick of butter and dulce de leche in a large mixing bowl
  • Place plastic bag or pastry bag into a cup, to hold it straight. Fill the bag with the cream. 
    Ziploc bag placed into a cup and filled with cream
  • Pipe cream onto one of the macron pieces and cover it with the other piece. Keep macarons refrigerated until ready to serve.
    macarons lined up in rows and having the cream pipped on them
  • Macarons can be refrigerated fro up to a week. If you wish to prepare them ahead of time, the macron cookie can be made a few weeks in advance, as long as it stays in an airtight container.
    Dulce De Leche Macarons spread out on the table

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.2mg