These little french cookies can be labour intensive but they are totally worth it!
Step 1: Measure It
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)
- 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
Start by whipping the 60 grams of egg whites until pillowy (foamy).
Step 3: Sugar It
Bring water and granulated sugar to 243*F on the stove top on medium heat.
Step 4: Combine It
Add the sugar and water syrup to the pillowy egg whites and beat with a whisk until cool.
Step 5: Fold It
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
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
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
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
Enjoy your hard work and eat all of them!