Cheers: French Macaroons

IMG_5420I realize I’ve recently blogged a recipe and another one might be a little over kill but I am beyond excited about these little babies that we made for my daughter’s birthday party.  I will post the whole party soon AND share my experience making the Petits Fours I talked about here.  They didn’t go as smooth as the recipe makes you believe, but I’ll explain later.

Today, I bring you…Basic French Macaroons.IMG_5429

I threw Zeda a little afternoon tea party with her closest girl friends.  In attendance were 8 sweet little 3-4 year olds and I realized they couldn’t come to tea without Macaroons.

I knew Macaroons could be tricky and I didn’t really have the time (or patience) to make the recipe over and over until it was right so I searched for a simple, well directed recipe and found this one on POPSUGAR Food.  Then I handed over the iPad and sent my hubby to the kitchen.  You see, my husband is a science guy and he follows directions to a T, never skipping steps or guessing amounts.  Since he actually likes to cook and he’d do anything for his little girl, he happily obliged.

Guess what?  They turned out fantastic!  The girls were happy, the mamas were happy and Jarrod was proud of his work.


Here is what you need:

2/3 cup almond meal or ground almonds
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 large egg whites at room temperature and preferably aged up to 3 days
5 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Click here to see the whole recipe and directions.


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