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Easy Homemade Raspberry Macarons

Sandi Gaertner
Light and delicious gluten free raspberry macarons.
4.82 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Gluten Free Cookies and Bar Recipes
Cuisine French
Servings 36
Calories 86 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • pinch salt
  • Fresh raspberries or raspberry jam for centers.

For frosting:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 300º F.
  • In a bowl, smush the raspberries.
  • Sift together the almond flour and powdered sugar into a bowl. Use a strainer to catch lumps.
  • In a standing mixer, add egg whites, a pinch of salt, and cream of tartar. Whip quickly until foamy.
  • Add in sugar and whip until it forms stiff peaks.
  • Gently fold in half of the almond flour/powdered sugar mixture.
  • Fold in the remaining almond flour and powdered sugar mixture.
  • Add the batter to a piping bag and pipe the macaron batter onto the macaron mat, filling each circle.
  • Allow macarons to rest for 10-15 minutes on the counter.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Allow cooling.
  • Make the frosting in a standing mixer.
  • Add the frosting to a piping bag and pipe a circle of frosting around each cookie base.
  • Add a small dollop of raspberry in the middle.
  • Place the top cookie on and enjoy!

Notes

  1. I highly recommend almond flour. Do not use almond meal because it is too coarsely ground.
  2. Food coloring is optional. You can fill these macarons with jam, cream, or anything you like.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 86kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free raspberry macarons, homemade raspberry macarons
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