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Macarons

Macarons

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 117
  • Makes: 36 servings
  • Prep: 8 mins
  • Stand: 20 mins
  • Bake: 30 mins at 350°F
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Ingredients

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Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • 3/4 cup sifted almond flour (such as Bobs Red Mill)
  • 3 egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 drops orange gel food coloring

Ganache
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
Filling
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 -3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Orange gel food coloring

Directions

Cookies
  1. Combine confectioners sugar and almond flour in a food processor. Pulse until blended and finely ground. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Heat oven to 350 degrees .
  2. Whip egg whites and salt in a stand mixer on medium-high speed until frothy. Gradually beat in granulated sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes.
  3. Fold one-third of the confectioners sugar mixture into beaten whites. Fold in remaining confectioners sugar mixture and the food coloring. Transfer to a large piping bag (use half the batter so bag is not overfilled) and snip off a 1/2-inch opening.
  4. Pipe batter in 11/4-inch circles onto parchment paper. Let stand at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool completely on paper on wire racks.
Ganache
  1. Place chopped chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, heat cream just until steaming. Pour over chocolate and stir until smooth. Refrigerate until good spreading consistency.
Filling
  1. Beat butter until smooth. Add confectioners sugar and salt; beat on low speed until blended. Add heavy cream and beat until good spreading consistency. Divide in half; tint half orange with gel food coloring.
  2. Carefully remove cookies from parchment. Spread ganache or white or orange filling onto flat side of a cookie. Sandwich with a second cookie. Repeat with all cookies.

Nutrition Information for Macarons

Servings Per Recipe: 36
PER SERVING: 117 cal., 7 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 13 mg chol., 8 mg sodium, 15 g carb. 1 g pro.

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