Easy Macaron Recipe for Beginners

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This is an in-depth beginner’s guide to homemade French macarons. You’ll love this step by step guide to making foolproof macarons almost as much as you’ll enjoy eating these delicate French sweets! You can mix and match with whatever macaron fillings you like to make your own perfect French Macaron.

Easy Macaron Recipe for Beginners

Easy Macaron Recipe for Beginners

Easy Macaron Recipe for Beginners

This is an in-depth beginner’s guide to homemade French macarons. You’ll love this step by step guide to making foolproof macarons almost as much as you’ll enjoy eating these delicate French sweets! You can mix and match with whatever macaron fillings you like to make your own perfect French Macaron.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 18 minutes

Ingredients

For macaron shells:

  • 100 g super fine almond flour Note 1
  • 75 g powdered sugar/confectioners sugar Note 2
  • 70 g egg whites, at room temperature Note 3
  • 75 g fine granulated sugar Note 4
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar optional Note 5
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • Gel food coloring if desired

For buttercream filling:

  • 2 large egg yolks
  • ¼ cup (50g) sugar
  • 3 ½ tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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