With just a few ingredients, you can bake up your own batch of amazingly light and crisp macaron cookies at home. Enjoy the pastries on their own, or sandwich a dollop of your favorite frosting or jam between two of them.

How To Make Five-Ingredient Macarons Recipe

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40 mins
15 mins
2 hrs 55 mins


  • 1 ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ⅓ cup almond flour
  • 4 egg whites extra-large
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and almond flour until well-mixed, then set aside.
  • In another medium-sized mixing bowl, use an electric mixer set to medium speed to beat the egg whites and salt until bubbles start to form.
  • Increase speed to high and gradually add the icing sugar until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold the almond flour mixture into the egg whites. If desired, gently stir in a few drops of a food coloring of your choice.
  • Spoon meringue into a large plastic resealable bag with the tip of one end cut off.
  • Pipe disks of meringue onto the prepared baking sheets, making sure to evenly space the cookies across the sheet.
  • Let the cookies stand at room temperature for 15 minutes until their glossy shine is gone.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes until macarons are firm and their surfaces have dried.
  • Let cookies cool completely before peeling off the parchment paper.
  • If desired, spread half of the macarons with frosting or jam of choice, and top each cookie with a remaining macaron. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours to let the cookies soften.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 900kcal | Carbohydrates: 131g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 116g | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 3mg