French Macarons

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 2 drops food coloring
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract
  • buttercream or jam filling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Sift powdered sugar and almond flour into a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. In large electric mixing bowl, whip egg whites until peak.
  5. Add cream of tarter and salt, mix.
  6. Add superfine sugar and mix again.
  7. Once egg whites hold a stiff peak, gently fold egg mixture into the almond/powdered sugar mixture. Combine.
  8. Add food coloring and mix.
  9. Transfer batter into a piping bag with tip #12.
  10. Pipe round circles onto parchment paper.
  11. Let sit on counter for 45 minutes.
  12. Bake for 10-15 minutes until thin layers have puffed up and are shiny.
  13. Remove from oven, cool, and fill.

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