Macarons are delicate and flavorful French cookies that are made with a combination of almond flour, powdered sugar, egg whites, and food coloring. These cookies are often filled with a variety of buttercreams, jams, or ganaches, and are known for their delicate texture and elegant appearance. Here is a basic recipe for making macarons:


  • 200 grams almond flour
  • 200 grams powdered sugar
  • 100 grams egg whites (about 3 large eggs), at room temperature
  • 50 grams granulated sugar
  • food coloring (optional)
  • filling of your choice (buttercream, jam, ganache, etc.)


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the almond flour and powdered sugar until finely ground.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until they are foamy. Gradually add the granulated sugar, continuing to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  4. Fold in the food coloring (if using) and the almond flour mixture into the egg whites, about 1/3 at a time. Mix until the batter forms a thick and glossy consistency.
  5. Transfer the batter to a piping bag fitted with a round tip. Pipe 1 1/2-inch (4 cm) circles onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart. Tap the bottom of the baking sheet firmly on the counter to release any air bubbles.
  6. Let the macarons sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes to allow a skin to form on the surface of the cookies.
  7. Bake the macarons for 15-20 minutes, or until they are lightly golden and firm to the touch. Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  8. Once the cookies are cool, sandwich them together with the filling of your choice. Macarons are best enjoyed a day after they are made, as they need time to develop their flavor and texture.

Making macarons can be a bit of a challenge, but with a little patience and practice, you can create beautiful and delicious French cookies that are sure to impress. Enjoy!