French Macaroons

Try This Famous French Treat

GMA Recipes Dessert
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

While a little tricky, these popular treats are taking the US by storm. The ingredients are measured in grams, the way that most recipes are formatted in Europe. If you want to translate to American cups and meaures, there are many sites available that will transfer for you.


  • 181g egg white
  • 244g almond flour
  • 244g confectioner's sugar
  • 244g sugar
  • 60g water
  • Cooking Directions

    Combine sugar and water together in a small pot.

    Place half egg white (122g) in mixing bowl.

    Grind almond flour and 10X in food processor until fine. Sift.

    Heat sugar and water to 235 degrees F. Use a candy thermometer.

    As sugar/water reaches 220 degrees, whisk whites with 1 Tablespoon sugar. Increase speed and whisk to medium peak.

    Pour hot sugar down the side of the bowl and beat until bowl is warm. Pour remaining egg whites (122g) into almond flour.

    Add meringue to the almond flour/egg white mixture. Add flavoring and coloring at this time.

    Drop a spoonful of batter into the bowl, it should take 30 seconds to disappear into the rest of the batter.

    Pipe the batter onto parchment paper. Let sit on flat half sheet trays for at least a half hour, until skin forms.

    Bake at 325 degrees for about 5minutes. The bases should have feet and be cooked on top, although the feet may be sticky.

    Let cool and then peel off of parchment.

    Fill with your favorite buttercream filling.

    Recipe courtesy Lauren Torrisi.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: almond flour, egg whites, confectioners sugar

    Course: Dessert

    More Info: Wheat/Gluten Free

    More Recipes You May Like
    Thomas Connell's Tuna Nicoise Tartare
    Try This Light and Appetizing Salad
    Asparagus Tomato Quiche
    Feast on This French Delicacy
    Baby's Vichyssoise (White Leek Soup)
    A Nice Springtime Soup
    Crêpes (Savory and Sweet Pancakes)
    A Sweet or Savory Meal
    Chocolate Macaroons for Passover
    An Almond Cookie Filled With Silky Chocolate
    Recipe: Julia Child's Famous French Potato Salad
    Recipe Courtesy of 'The Way We Cook' By Julia Child
    French Broad Chocolates' Truffles
    A Rich Chocolate Treat for Valentine's Day
    Emeril's Ooey Gooey French Toast
    A Chocolatey Breakfast Treat With 2 Syrup Possibilities
    B. Smith's French Toast
    Treat Your Mom Like a Queen
    Pineapple French Toast Stack with Mac Nut Syrup
    Jazz Up Your Breakfast With This Hawaii -Inspired Dish