Impress friends and family by making your own batch of French Macarons. Great for wedding and party favors or for giving as gifts, French macarons are delicate and delicious. Mix and match colors and flavors to create treats to best suit the occasion.
Preheat oven to 275°F. Prepare 2 cookie pans with parchment paper. Fit a 16 in. decorating bag with tip 1A.
Sift confectioners’ sugar and almond flour together, discarding any bits of almond flour that are too large to pass through the strainer.
In a large bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt on high speed until foamy, then with the mixer running, slowly add the sugar. When the mixture reaches soft peaks, add vanilla and color.
Continue whipping just until mixture forms stiff peaks.
Gently pour the almond mixture over the whipped egg whites so they don’t deflate. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the almond flour mixture into the egg whites until the mixture holds a 10 count, meaning when batter falls from the spatula to the bowl it takes about 10 seconds until it fully blends into the rest of the bowl in the batter. This way, the almond mixture is fully hydrated but egg whites still retain some air. The mixture is thick enough to pipe without running everywhere, but the peak at the top of each piped cookie will fall on its own, making a perfectly smooth cookie. This takes about 45 turns, but depending on how aggressively you fold, it can be more or less.
Transfer the batter to the prepared decorating bag.
Pipe 1 inch rounds of batter onto the parchment lined pans, spacing at least 1 inch apart.
Tap the pans hard on the countertop 4-5 times to release trapped air, and then let sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes or until the unbaked macaron form a skin and do not stick to your finger when touched. Allowing the macaron to crust over is what leads to their signature “feet,” the holey ring that arises during baking at the base of each cookie.
Bake for 18-22 minutes on a shelf in the center of the oven. If baking 2 pans at a time on different oven racks, rotate the pans from bottom to top midway through baking. There isn’t a great visual on how long to bake macaron. When underbaked, the centers can be wet. When overbaked, they start to brown slightly and become very crunchy instead of crisp on the top with a softer interior.
Cool the macaron completely on a cooling grid before sandwiching with your filling of choice. Flavored buttercreams, jams, and chocolate ganache are all great options.
Create an amazing tie-dye effect in your cookies with this Marbled Macarons project. Great for tea parties, baby and bridal showers or to give out as edible wedding favors, these delicate and sweet cookies explode with lovely color and flavor.
These Elegant French Macarons are simply magnifique! A sweet treat that will give you a little taste of Parisian living, this easy macaron recipe is best enjoyed with a nice cup of cappuccino or café au lait. Customize your French macarons using the FoodWriter Edible Color Markers. Draw pictures of the Eiffel Tower, fun French phrases like “Ooh la la!” or write names or dates and hand these out as edible wedding favors. A great treat for entertaining, these Elegant French Macarons are sure to become a family favorite! Bon appetite!
When life gives you limes, make macarons! Filled with a zesty key lime buttercream, these Key Lime Macarons are a little bite of summer that pairs well with a lovely summer margarita. Also great for BBQ’s and picnics, these macarons are sure to be a hit at your next summer celebration. Want to make lemon or orange slices, too? Use our wide variety of icing colors to make citrus cookies that look and taste great.
What better way to show all your BFFs just how you feel than with this traditional French cookie? Make them trend-worthy by baking in a vibrant fuschia color, filling with chocolate and writing fun messages on the cookies. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, girl get-togethers, and bridal events.
Learn how to add color and texture to your macarons with this Blue French Macaron project. Baked and decorated in various shades of blue, these homemade macarons are great for baby showers, weddings and so much more. Top your cookies with Gold Pearl Dust and Gold Pearlized Sugar to add a touch of sparkle!
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Positive results!I tried this recipe but cut it in half and it worked out great!
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 4 out of
Amazing taste!This macaroon recipe is wonderful! I wish it would give you some more details and tips, however, because mine never turn out perfect and I’ve made them quite a few times. The macaroons are very pretty and have an incredible taste! I would like it if this website also gave me some recipes for the filling. I do have to say that If you are a beginner Baker, you may want to wait to try these because they are a bit more advanced. But overall, I liked this and it is my go to macaroon recipe!
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 4 out of
answer to sugar confusionI haven't made this recipe but I there have been confusion about the steps your supposed to slowly add your almond and sugar mixture into the egg whites after fully beaten but add one cup at a time DO NOT MIX FAST that will create air bubbles