Macaroons

Total Time:
1 hr 42 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
12 min

Yield:
aabout 2 dozen macaroons
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces confectioners' sugar
  • 4 ounces almond meal
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • Pinch cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 ounces granulated sugar
  • 5 drops red food color, or desired color
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  • Sift together the powdered sugar and almond meal, directly into a medium size mixing bowl. Reserve.

  • Whip egg whites to a foam, add cream of tartar. Continue to whip to soft peaks and stream in the granulated sugar. Add drops of color. Continue to beat for 30 seconds.

  • Fold the meringue into the dry ingredients. Fill piping bag fitted with desired tip.

  • Pipe 1-inch rounds onto lightly greased sheet pans. Place in oven for 5 minutes turn and continue to bake for 7 minutes more.

  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. Fill with desired filling, such as raspberry jam.


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