Magical Macarons

 

This is definitely a magical cookie. It is basically a chewy, sweet, and moist cookie of pure deliciousness. I probably looked up a dozen different recipes before starting the baking process. Here is my recipe for baking these scrumptious cookies:

Macaron Recipe

Ingredients:

~ 3 large eggs at room temperature [submerge in warm water for 5 mins]

~ ¼ cup white sugar

~ 2 cups confectioners sugar

~ 1 cup almond flour

~ Pinch of salt

~Food coloring 

Instructions:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees

Step 2: Sift almond flour and confectioners sugar into a large bowl 

Step 3: Crack eggs into mixer bowl and take egg whites and beat them on medium-high speed for about 20 mins before adding in ¼ cup of white sugar slowly [continue beating until it is stiff like whipped cream consistency] beat the egg whites long enough or there will be air pockets in the macaroons

Step 4: Make sure you add a drop of food coloring before you start folding the mixture, so you don’t over-mix!

Step 5: Add almond flour and confectioners sugar to egg white mixture and make sure to fold 50 times or more until it is even, but not too liquid–y

Step 6: Put the mixture into a frosting bag or Ziploc bag and cut out ½ inch hole and pipe onto parchment paper. Make sure to flatten the macaroon mixture by hitting the pan against the table about 6 times to keep the tail from sticking up.

Step 7: Let it sit out for 20 mins while it forms a the outer shell before putting in oven. 

Step 8:  Set a timer and place your macarons in oven for 20 mins

Cream Cheese Filling

Ingredients: 

~ 8 oz of softened cream cheese

~ 1 Cup powdered sugar

~2 Tablespoons of milk

Instructions:

Step 1: Mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk together in a large bowl until smooth.

Step 2: Fill a piping bag by placing the bag in a jar or cup to hold it in place and fill it with the filling mixture.

Step 3: Cut about a 1/2 inch hole at the bottom and pipe in circular motions on one macaron cookie after letting it cool for about 10 mins. Place second macaron cookie on top and enjoy!

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