Chocolate Macaroons Recipe

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Dan Modified: November 9, 2021
Chocolate Macaroons Recipe

 

How To Make Chocolate Macaroons

Chocolate macaroons are an elegant dessert that will definitely impress everyone. The outside is crisp and the inside is chewy and rich.

Prep: 20 mins
Rest: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 55 mins
Makes:

Ingredients

  • 50 g almond flour
  • 114 g powdered sugar
  • 7 g cocoa powder
  • 57 g egg whites, aged overnight in the fridge and brought to room temperature
  • tsp cream of tartar
  • 28 g granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt

For Chocolate Ganache:

  • 2 fl oz heavy cream
  • fl oz chocolate semisweet, milk or dark
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 320 degrees F and line a half baking sheet with the macaron template and parchment paper. Sift together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and almond flour, twice if not blended.

  2. Pulse the mixture in a food processor 8 to 10 times to make the almond flour mixture even finer and texture and to blend the ingredients together.

  3. Whip the egg whites on low to frothy consistency and slowly add the sugar in thirds. Once the egg whites turn white and there are some lines forming in the surface from the whisk, add cream of tartar, whipping on medium until soft glossy peaks form.

  4. Add the vanilla to the meringue during the soft peak stage. Then continue whipping on medium-high until there are stiff peaks that start gathering and bunching on the inside of the whisk.

  5. Add ⅓ of the almond mixture to the meringue. Fold spatula under the batter and around the edges and then cut through the center until almond flour is mixed in. Continue with the rest of the almond flour and folding until homogenous.

  6. Gently press the spatula on top of the batter while turning the bowl to take out some fo the air from the meringue. Continue folding around the outside edge until the batter forms a ribbon and moves like lava.

  7. The meringue is ready when it forms a ribbon off the spatula and the batter that settles almost dissolves all the way back into the rest of the batter but still leave a bit of a line.

  8. Place parchment paper onto the sheet pan. Pipe small rounds about 1-inch diameter. Use a template if needed

  9. Drop the pan onto the table 5 to 6 times from about 5 inches above the table to release bubbles.

  10. Use a toothpick to remove big pockets of air trapped under the surface. Use a very small amount of water on your fingertip to smooth any rough spots.

  11. Allow to dry, uncovered until a crust forms on the surface. About 30 minutes to 2 hours or until a dry film develops over the surface of the cookie. For humid areas put a space heater nearby to help dry the cookies faster.

  12. Bake at 320 degrees F for about 14 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. If not quite brown baked, bake for an additional 1 minute. Cooled cookies should pull away from the parchment paper without sticking. If they do stick, they were not baked enough.

  13. Let cool fully before removing from the parchment and filling with ganache. Cookies can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Shells can be frozen for 6 months in an airtight container.

Ganache:

  1. Place all the ingredients into a heatproof bowl and microwave for one minute. Let sit for 5 minutes then whisk until smooth.

  2. Heat for another 15 seconds if not fully melted. Place into the fridge for 20 minutes then whisk until smooth. It should be the texture of peanut butter.

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 9g
  • :
  • Calcium: 11mg
  • Calories: 85kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 41mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 23mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 51IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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