150511724French Macaron Recipe originally in Cake Central Magazine Volume 1, Issue 1.

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
¾ cup almond flour
2 large egg whites, room temperature
¼ cup superfine sugar

Preheat oven to 325°F.
Line half sheet pan with parchment paper.
In a food processor, combine confectioner’s sugar and almond flour. Pulse until well combined, 30 – 40 seconds.
In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment whip whites until they are foamy. Add superfine sugar and whip until stiff peaks form. Add any flavoring or coloring at this point.
When stiff peaks have formed, remove whisk and add half of the pulsed mixture to the whites. Gently fold the mixture with a rubber spatula until combined. Add remaining mixture and fold until incorporated. Do not over mix or it will deflate.
Transfer batter to a pastry bag fitted with a ½-inch round tip, and pipe ¾-inch rounds one inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheet.
Rap the sheet pan very hard on the counter to remove any peaks or bubbles.
Let stand for five minutes. Tap down any peaks that have formed on top with your finger.
Bake for five minutes, rotate and bake another five minutes.
Fill cookies with desired filling.


anavillatoro1 Says... 2013-06-20 12:19:19

Looks yumy ow long in advance can I make it? O4 ow long do they last?

Michelle1947 Says... 2013-06-21 12:53:02

Looks great. Question: if you bake in a convection oven, do you still need to rotate? How long do you bake? Thanks.

happyascanbee Says... 2013-06-24 11:07:31

I failed a few times, but now that I know how to make them, I can make them in my sleep.. I bake mine at 315 for 15 minutes. And I let mine dry after piping for 40 mins, depending on how the weather is. On hot Summer days, it is quick, 20 mins. I never rotate mine. No need to rotate for as long as your oven is a good oven.

Sweetcakester Says... 2013-06-25 09:22:13

Is there filling recipes? How long do they keep?

fransfaby Says... 2015-04-27 21:48:36

Hi! Thanks for the recommendations...I can not really make blue blue blue macarons, the color always is like Tiffany blue...almost turquoise...you have any secret? 

ghasan887 Says... 2015-04-30 20:56:27

Do the egg whites get cooked?

annie1992 Says... 2015-05-01 02:58:56

ghasan887, the egg whites will get cooked when the cookies are baked, just like the eggs in all other baked cookies.

CJAMKAE Says... 2015-05-22 03:21:10

What is the difference between super fine sugar and regular white sugar?

delicut Says... 2015-08-04 21:25:50

Super fine sugar must be what we know in the UK as caster sugar.  Correct me if I am wrong. :)

DonnaTeHe Says... 2015-08-05 18:44:20


How did you make the cocoa macarons?

Macaroon Says... 2015-08-06 17:44:25

I think confectioners sugar is  icing sugar and superfine is castor

susanscakecreations Says... 2015-08-10 12:07:10

Superfine sugar is white granulated sugar that has been put in a food processor and pulsed until it is very fine.

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