Macarons de Paris. Those are different than the Macaroons. You find them in Fine French bakeries. Now, you can make them...and they look so good. I like the strawberries, orange, chocolate, lemon, the best. You can also add cinnamon for a twist. SOOOOO GOOOD.
- 1 box Pure Almond paste (.7 OZ) or 1 cup Almond flour(lucky you if you find it here in States, tell me if you do...), in this case add 1/4 cup granulated sugar to dry ingredients.
- 1 1/4 cup Confectioner Powdered sugar.
- 3 egg whites.
- Pinch of salt.
Fold gently in egg bowl. Add extract and coloring. Here, i added Strawberry extract and red coloring.
Put everything in piping bag, make circles on parchment paper. Try to do same shape for all.
They all will look flat and small. With little chunks if using the paste. Smooth, using Flour.
Let sit for 2 hours on counter.(This is how you get the cool ring on bottom of cookies.
Preheat 300 degrees oven.
Cook for 15 minutes, then turn rack to cook evenly for 15 more, depending on cookies sizes. The cookies will fluff 5 times their sizes. Cook until done but not starting to brown. Keep a wooden spoon in oven door to keep it open during cooking.
Let cool on rack.
I added extract and coloring to my white store bought icing. I like the cookies better without icing though.