Item# WLPROJ-9063

Christmas Macarons

Item No. WLPROJ-9063
Amount
36-48 cookies
Prep Time
1hr 15 min
Skill Level
Beginner
Total Time
3 hr

These festive decorated macaron cookies pay tribute to the delicate French pastry with their deep, trendy colors, metallic accents and yummy choice of fillings. Serve these stunning macarons for dessert after Christmas dinner for an outstanding finale to the holiday celebration.

Ingredients

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Base French macarons ingredients

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  • 2 cups powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 room temperature aged egg whites, separated at least a day in advance
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Food coloring
  • Buttercream frosting or the frosting of your choice

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  • Notes:

    • Use aged egg whites.
    • “Aged” egg whites are necessary for preventing over-whipping and creating stiff peaks. Separate your egg whites at least a day in advance and refrigerate in an airtight container. Bring the egg whites back to room temperature before using them.
    • Trace outlines of your cookies on parchment paper.
    • Print out the template used here or use a household item (like a spice container) to trace 1 inch circles on your parchment paper. Flip your parchment paper and pipe perfectly sized macarons.
    • Use gel food coloring.
    • Liquid food coloring can negatively affect your batter, so make sure to use a gel food color when tinting your batter.

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