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These French sandwich cookies seem like quite the task, but with a few simple tricks, you'll find these Macarons is easy to make-you'll be an expert in no time.

Provided by Martha Stewart

Categories     Food & Cooking     Dessert & Treats Recipes     Cookie Recipes

Time 1h35m

Yield Makes 28

Number Of Ingredients 7

1 1/4 cups almond meal
1 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large egg whites
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Strained jam or other desired fillings


  • Whisk together almond meal and confectioner's sugar and sift over a large bowl.
  • Beat egg whites until frothy, 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly add granulated sugar and almond extract, beat until medium shiny peaks, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Fold egg whites into almond mixture until combined. Mix vigorously with spatula until the mixture sinks easily into a smooth mass and has the consistency of honey. Transfer mixture to a pastry bag, cut off 1/2 inch off tip. Pipe 1-inch rounds about 1 inch apart on parchment-lined sheets.
  • Let dry 30 minutes to an hour and a half until tops are firm and dry. Preheat oven to 350. Bake one sheet at a time for about 14 minutes, rotating once. Let cool completely on wire racks before filling and sandwiching cookies together.

Hira Lal
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These macarons were so good, I ate them all in one sitting.

Mohammad Laghmani
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I'm not a professional baker, but these macarons turned out looking like they were made by one.

Chiara Johnson
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These macarons were the perfect gift for my friend's birthday.

Bianca Ruppal
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I'm not sure if I did something wrong, but my macarons didn't have the feet that they were supposed to.

Nathan Tibbs
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These macarons were a bit too time-consuming to make.

Malik khalil
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I would definitely recommend this recipe to others.

Suzi Sides
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These macarons were a bit too expensive for my taste.

Peterking Art
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I'm allergic to nuts, so I was glad to find a recipe for macarons that didn't contain any.

Arif Khalid
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These macarons were the perfect size for a party.

Vera Ottrix-James
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I loved the texture of these macarons! They were so light and airy.

Alexa Jordan
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These macarons were a bit too dry for my taste.

RAO Hassan
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I'm not a big fan of macarons, but these were actually really good.

Mdnasir Nasir
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These macarons are so beautiful! I can't wait to try them.

Lacey Brown
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I've made these macarons several times and they always turn out great! I love the variety of flavors that you can make.

Farooq Ahmed Mangrio
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These macarons were a bit too sweet for my taste, but they were still good.

Gulzaman Gujjar
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I'm not sure what I did wrong, but my macarons didn't turn out as well as I hoped.

Rebecca Wanjiku
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These macarons were a bit tricky to make, but they were worth it! They were so delicious and everyone loved them.

Nicole Nieto
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I love this recipe! The macarons are always so pretty and delicious.

mohammad hasnain
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These macarons were so delicious and easy to make! I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out perfect. The shells were light and airy, and the filling was creamy and flavorful.