If you’re looking for an easy almond macaroon recipe you’ve come to the right place.
Macaroon cookies come in many varieties and flavors, including many types of almond macaroons. They can also be made with other nuts, coconut, chocolate, or any combination. But most recipes contain the same 3 basic ingredients: egg white, sugar and nuts.
This is a simplified version of classic French macaroons. They belong to the category of almond paste macaroons, and have a thin crackled crust and deliciously chewy interior that clings to your teeth.
The best place to start is with a macaroon cookie recipe that can be made quickly and with little effort. These classic french macaroons are simplified by using blanched almond flour. (Or whole blanched almonds if you prefer.) They belong to the category of almond paste macaroons.
Makes 2 Dozen Crackled French Macaroons
1) Preheat oven to 300ºF
Cover cookie sheets with parchment paper or newsprint. *TIP
3) Shape the cookies:
This macaroon recipe was adapted from The Cook's Canon : 101 Classic Recipes Everyone Should Know and The French Cookie Book
TIP from the bakers at The French Cookie Book: Put a dab of cookie dough under the four corners of the parchment to hold it in place.
*INGREDIENT TIP : If you don't have almond flour, you can make the sugar / almond powder with whole blanched almonds. It's very noisy, so you may want to wear ear plugs.
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