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Best Macaron Recipe-Easy

Updated on July 23, 2017

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Makes about 16

Having tasted the lovely macarons from Harvey Nichols at a price, my daughter and I decided to have a go at making them ourselves! We looked up recipes, watched u-tube demonstrations and then said "here we go!" The only ingredient you might not have in your larder is the ground almonds. I am sure you will have as much fun making this sweet little dainty as we did. Pack them in a pretty box and you will have the perfect gift!


  • 1 1/4 Cups confectioner's (icing) sugar
  • 1cup ground almonds
  • 6 Tablespoons egg whites (about 3 large eggs)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • Macaron filling of your choice


  • Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees C (300F)
  • In a bowl mix together the ground almonds and icing sugar
  • In another bowl whisk your egg whites until stiff, Add pinch of salt
  • Add the granulated sugar gradually to egg whites
  • With a spatula, gently fold almond mixture into egg white mixture
  • Add coloring of choice at this stage
  • Line baking tray with parchment paper
  • Fit a piping bag with a round 3/8inch round tip
  • Fill bag with mixture
  • Pipe 1 inch discs onto prepared baking sheets, leaving 2inches between each
  • lightly tap the tray on your kitchen bench a few times to release air bubbles
  • Leave to stand at room temperature for about 30mins to dry out
  • Bake for about 15 minutes at 150oC (300oF)
  • Leave to cool completely (20 minutes approx)
  • Remove paper gently

Macarons can be sandwiched together with many different fillings.

Store macaroons in an airtight container and in the fridge for 2-3 days

They can be frozen for about a month

5 stars from 1 rating of Macaroons


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      Cheryl Kohan 22 months ago from Minnesota

      I love macaroons but have never had the nerve to make them! I will do so, now, since you've made this recipe seem so doable!

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      Jane51 4 years ago

      Thank you Skye am so pleased to have an experienced writer like you make these kind comments. Will try and keep them coming! Janex

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      jane these look yummy for the tummy Something fun to put together with a grandson. I will pass on your goodies to my daughters. Baking is not my forte but I am willing, especially easy. So I have bookmarked and when I try these beautiful babies I will let you know. I never used parchment paper, well there is a first for everything. Hugs to you. Great hub organized and well written. Way to go. Keep em coming girl. Love, Skye