French Macarons

French Macarons

Every tea party needs a few beautiful French macarons. These delicate little treats have a perfectly light texture, and the fun colors make them a favorite for parties.


  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Food coloring of choice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place parchment paper on baking sheet. Whisk almond flour and powdered sugar together. Sift and set aside.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer with a whip attachment (or a hand mixer), beat on medium speed until soft peaks form; then add sugar. Continue beating until shiny peaks form. Beat in vanilla and food coloring.
  3. Using a rubber spatula, carefully fold in almond flour/powdered sugar mixture until incorporated.
  4. Place mixture in a pastry bag that has a plain round tip approximately 1/2 inch. Pipe mounts 1-1/2 inches in diameter onto your prepared baking sheets. Space approximately 1 inch apart.
  5. Tip: To get perfectly sized circles, trace a round cookie cutter on the parchment paper to create circle outlines. This will make it really easy to fill the circles and make sure that you have matching ends.
  6. Place one sheet at a time on the top rack of the oven with a sheet pan on the bottom rack, so the bottoms of your macarons don't burn. Bake until tops and bottoms are firm and golden (about 10-13 minutes). Once they make the little "feet," you know that they're done!
  7. Take them out of the oven and cool for a couple of minutes while you prepare your filling. Fill with your favorite butter cream, ganache, jam or jelly.