Macarons can be an intimidating task to take on for novice bakers, but they're actually quite easy to make and are the result of simply whisking egg whites. A drop of red food coloring makes these elegant cookies the perfect sweet to enjoy during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
*Almond powder can be made easily by finely grounding almonds
- 3/4 Cups almond powder*
- 2/3 Cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 Cup eggs whites, from about 1 1/2 eggs
- 1/3 Cup sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon raspberry extract
- 1 drop red food coloring
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
Sift together the almond powder and confectioners’ sugar to make sure there are no lumps. In a stand mixer, beat the egg whites with a whisk attachment until frothy. Slowly add in the sugar until it is fully incorporated. Continue to beat the egg white until it becomes glossy with stiff peaks. Gently fold in the flavoring and food coloring in to the meringue. Pipe the batter onto a baking sheet into rounds. Allow the piped macarons to dry, uncovered, for about 20 minutes. You’ll know when they are dry when you can touch the unbaked batter and it will not stick to your finger. Bake the cookies in the oven until lightly golden brown, about 15-18 minutes.