Macarons

Macarons

Makes 36
Prep 8 m
Stand 20 m
Bake 30 m

Ingredients

Cookies

Ganache

Filling

Directions

Cookies

  1. 1 of 5 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. 2 of 5 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. 3 of 5 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. 4 of 5 Pipe batter in 11/4-inch circles onto parchment paper. Let stand at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. 5 of 5 Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool completely on paper on wire racks.

Ganache

  1. 1 of 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. 1 of 2 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. 2 of 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: 15 g carb., 0 g fiber, 13 mg chol., 3 g sat. fat, 1 g pro., 8 mg sodium, 117 kcal cal., 7 g Fat, total
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