Making mini, doll sized macarons is a lot of fun...well if you consider baking one of the hardest, most challenging cookies in the world and then making it miniature, but never fear, I'll step you through the process.

Step 1: Gather your ingredients

Macarons are made of very simple ingredients, the toughest part is the actual construction of them.
You will need Almond flour or almond meal, which is basically pulverized almonds, Trader Joe's has the best price, or you can grind your own in a food processor, in that case, use blanched almonds for a more pure look, Trader Joe's almond meal makes pretty speckled cookies.  
Powdered Sugar
Either granulated or superfine/caster sugar
Egg Whites, from a carton is fine, no need to mess around with aged egg whites
Cream of Tartar
Optional, Food safe gel dye

IMPORTANT, use a scale.  I tried it with volume measurements several times and the only time it worked I just got lucky.  Go ahead and buy a scale, they're like 4 bucks at Target, you don't need a fancy digital one, an analog one will work just fine.
I just adore mini foods! These macarons and so, so adorable!
Thanks! Mini foods are so much fun!

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