How To Make Macarons

How To Make Macarons

Macarons are a delicate and delicious French pastry that can be intimidating to make, but with the right technique and some practice, they can be a fun and rewarding baking project.

How To Make Macarons

Here's a basic recipe for making macarons:


  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Filling of your choice (buttercream, ganache, jam, etc.)


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Sift together the powdered sugar and almond flour into a large bowl. Discard any lumps or large pieces that remain.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they are frothy.
  4. Add the granulated sugar and cream of tartar to the egg whites and continue to beat until the mixture forms stiff peaks.
  5. If using food coloring, add a few drops to the egg white mixture and mix until evenly distributed.
  6. Gently fold the almond flour mixture into the egg whites using a spatula, being careful not to overmix. The batter should be thick and glossy.
  7. Transfer the batter to a piping bag fitted with a round tip. Pipe small circles of batter onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving space between each one.
  8. Tap the baking sheets gently on a flat surface to release any air bubbles in the batter.
  9. Let the macarons sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until a skin forms on the surface of the cookies.
  10. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C) and bake the macarons for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges are set and the tops are firm to the touch.
  11. Remove the baking sheets from the oven and let the macarons cool completely on the sheets.
  12. Once the macarons are cool, remove them from the parchment paper and pair them up according to size and shape.
  13. Pipe or spread your desired filling onto the flat side of one macaron, then sandwich it with another macaron.
  14. Store the macarons in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Note: Making macarons can be tricky and may require some trial and error to get right. Humidity, temperature, and altitude can all affect the outcome, so don't be discouraged if your first batch isn't perfect!

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