Mommy & Me Blessed Macarons

December 18, 2016 1 Comments

I am thrilled to participate in 20 days of Cookies hosted by House of Nicholes.  Blessed be the tie is all about maximizing mommy and me time and cooking is my all time favorite mommy and me activity. It is the time my girls and I can chat about their day and talk about boys. Since I sieze every opportunity to educate, I can always squeeze in some Math via the measuring of ingredients and Reading  as they read the recipes.

Macarons are a delicate cookie, but they are quite easy to make. Today, I am sharing our favorite mommy and me macaron cookie recipe.

Because this recipe is so intricate, have your little helper to measure the ingredients beforehand. They can also whip up the filling while you mix the cookie dough. *The lovely colors of the macarons are achieved with the help of dye. Choose your favorite dyes and have some fun watching the dough turn colors!

 

Blessed Macarons

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 14 minutes

Yield: 24 cookies

Blessed Macarons

Blessed Macarons are a twist on the French favorite.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1cup ground almonds
  • 3 large eggs (egg whites only about 6 tbsp.)
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • Filling:
  • 1/3 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2- 2 cup confectioner's sugar

Instructions

  1. Whisk together almond meal and confectioner's sugar and sift over a large bowl.
  2. Beat egg whites until frothy, 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly add granulated sugar and almond extract, beat until medium shiny peaks, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Fold egg whites into almond mixture until combined.
  4. Mix vigorously with spatula until the mixture sinks easily into a smooth mass and has the consistency of honey.
  5. Transfer mixture to a pastry bag, cut off 1/2 inch off tip.
  6. Filling:
  7. Mix ingredients together and beat until soft and creamy, make sure mixture is stiff enough to hold together cookies.
  8. Squeeze 1-inch rounds about 1 inch apart on parchment-lined sheets.
  9. Let dry 30 minutes to an hour and a half until tops are firm and dry.
  10. Preheat oven to 350.
  11. Bake one sheet at a time for about 14 minutes, rotating once.
  12. Let cool completely on wire racks before filling and sandwiching cookies together.
http://blessedbethetie.com/blessed-macarons/

 

 

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December 18, 2016

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    Michell Pulliam

    April 12, 2017

    I so miss those days, as our kids are now grownups! But I’m excited, because our first grandchild will be arriving this year (so I get to to start over, lol)! This recipe looks delicious! Cookies are one of my favs. Thanks for sharing!

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