Introduction: Macarons

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These little french cookies can be labour intensive but they are totally worth it!

Step 1: Measure It

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Macarons

You will need a little scale to measure out grams, a sifter, parchment paper, and a piping bag (we just used a zip lock and cut the corner)

Cookie:

  • 150 grams almond flour, sifted
  • 150 grams confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 150 grams granulated sugar, sifted
  • 35 grams water
  • 110 grams egg whites, divided 50g and 60g

Step 2: Whip It

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Start by whipping the 60 grams of egg whites until pillowy (foamy).

Step 3: Sugar It

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Bring water and granulated sugar to 243*F on the stove top on medium heat.

Step 4: Combine It

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Add the sugar and water syrup to the pillowy egg whites and beat with a whisk until cool.

Step 5: Fold It

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Next, combine the 50 grams of egg whites, confectioners sugar, and almond flour in a large bowl. Slowly add in the sugar water and egg mixture, 1/3 at a time, folding together until mixed.

Step 6: Color It

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At this point we added a couple of drop of colored-dye to add some flare to our cookies…naturally I wanted them to be pink.

Step 7: Pipe It

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Put mixture in piping bag (or ziplock) and begin piping onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Let the cookies settle and slam the tray a couple of times on the counter to release air bubbles from the mixture, then let dry for about 30 min.

Step 8: Bake It

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Bake at 375*F for about 10 minutes or until you see the cookies barely start to brown on the sides and top. You are looking for a nice golden color. Let cool completely before removing from the parchment paper to add your filling!

Step 9: Enjoy It

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Enjoy your hard work and eat all of them!

Comments

NannuD (author)2015-03-09

lovely.....

sabu.dawdy (author)2014-10-07

lovelyy

kbc2 (author)2014-10-06

my better half just cursed you for this i'ble. She loves these things but has begun a rigorous diet. I get cursed daily for eating my sweets, so don't feel bad :-)

Igioteno (author)2014-10-06

Are they hard to make?

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