Yields: 30 Servings Difficulty: Difficult Prep Time: 24 Hr 30 Mins Cook Time: 17 Mins Total Time: 24 Hr 47 Mins

Image credit to Audrey Herman, author

Macarons are a pastry native to France made of almond flour. They are notoriously difficult to make, so it is important to follow this recipe closely.


0/11 Ingredients
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  • Filling


0/14 Instructions
  • Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp of salt, and almond flour in a food processor.
  • Beat 1/2 tsp salt and 3 egg whites with an electric hand mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Beat together with granulated sugar until stiff peaks form.
  • Combine with vanilla extract and gel food coloring and beat until incorporated.
  • Add 1/3 sifted flour mix at a time to egg mix and gently fold with a spatula until combined.
  • After all flour is added in, slowly fold mixture until the batter falls into ribbons.
  • Transfer into a piping bag and place dots of batter in 3 cm circles.
  • Remove air bubbles by tapping tray then let sit until dry.
  • Bake for 17 mins at 400°F then let cool.
  • Filling
  • Beat unsalted butter in a mixer for 1 min.
  • Sift in powdered sugar and beat until fully incorporated.
  • Add vanilla extract.
  • Add heavy cream into mixture 1 tbsp at a time and beat until desired consistency is reached.
  • Combining the two
  • Create a sandwich with buttercream filling and shells. Allow to sit for 24 hours in an airtight container.


Recipe source: Tixier, J.; Deboschnek, A. How To Make Macarons Recipe by Tasty.

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