Best French Vanilla Macarons

September 25, 2021

This macaron recipe is the only homemade recipe you'll ever need to bake the most delicious French macarons! You won't be able to get enough of this dessert with this perfect recipe!

After you make this easy French macaron recipe, you’ll not even want to think about other Macaron recipes. Serve these delicious macarons as a snack at your next tea party to surprise your guests with perfect French macarons.

This incredibly easy macaroon recipe can be cooked at home immediately. These French delicacies, which all macaron lovers will be addicted to, will melt in your mouth and get you lost in their explosion of flavors. Try this recipe now. Bon Appetit.

Vanilla MacaronPhoto By Canva
Taste Score: %83
Difficulty Medium
Servings 8 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 25 mins
Total 40 mins

Tips

  • Prepare the ingredients according to the measurements indicated in the recipe. Proper measurements and the use of ingredients are essential to implementing this recipe.
  • Separate the egg whites from the yolk immediately after taking the egg out of the fridge, as cold eggs separate better. But leave the egg whites to come to room temperature before whipping them as room temperature eggs whip and mix better.
  • Use glass, stainless steel, or copper bowls to mix and ensure there is no grease or fat while whipping the egg whites.
  • It’s better to use granulated sugar for this recipe to ensure the best results.
  • To check if the macarons are done or not, touch the surface of the shells lightly. If the batter doesn’t stick to your finger and the shells are dry, they are done.
  • It’s better to use an electric mixer rather than a hand mixer for this recipe to get the required texture.
  • Use a disposable bag like a ziplock bag for the piping. This will be less messy and will make clean-up easier at the end.
  • Beat and mix egg whites at medium speed. Don’t rush the beating process by beating them at high speed. Instead, start with medium speed and move on to high speed gradually.
  • The batter of the macaron should not be too thick, but also not too runny. It should drop slowly but smoothly from the spoon into the bowl.
  • Make sure to fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Do not mix.
  • Let the macarons cool down after taking them out of the oven, and do not take them off the baking sheet immediately. They will come off easily when cool.

Ingredients

Directions

Macarons

  1. To make the macarons, add the confectioners' sugar and the almond flour into a bowl.
  2. Place the egg whites at room temperature into a separate and very clean bowl.
  3. Whisk the egg whites with an electric beater. Add cream of tartar once they begin to form foam. Then gradually add in the granulated sugar.
  4. Add in vanilla and keep whisking until stiff peaks start to form. If you want to, you can add in color at this point as well.
  5. Take ⅓ of the dry ingredients and start folding them in with the whisked mixture.
  6. Slowly keep adding the rest of the dry ingredients and fold them in as well.
  7. The final mixture should be thick and flowy and should not have cracks. Put this mixture into a piping bag with a medium-sized piping tip.
  8. Have a baking sheet ready with parchment paper fitted in, and pipe one-inch dollops onto the baking sheet. Tap on the table to release any trapped air bubbles. Keep them sitting for 40 minutes before popping them in the oven.
  9. Keep the oven at 300 °F and bake for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to rotate the tray after 5-6 minutes. Let them sit and cool before taking them off the baking sheet.

Buttercream

  1. For the buttercream, heat water and sugar at medium heat and then bring it to a boil.
  2. Beat egg yolks thoroughly and keep the mixer running. Pour the water and sugar syrup into the bowl of egg yolks slowly.
  3. Keep mixing until the mixture is at room temperature. Add butter cubes one by one, and then add vanilla and salt. Mix for 5-6 minutes, or until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add color if desired.
  4. Put the buttercream and cookies together to assemble delicious French macarons and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Vanilla Macaron
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories63
% Daily Value*
Protein 0.8 g1.6%
Total Fat 1.9 g2.4%
Total Fat 1.9 g2.4%
Cholesterol 0.7 mg0.2%
Sodium 18 mg0.8%
Potassium 30 mg0.6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Are Macarons Gluten-Free?

Generally, authentic French macarons are gluten-free. This easy macaron recipe is also naturally gluten-free, but not all colors/flavors are. So if trying to make gluten-free macarons, make sure to carefully check what colors and flavors you are adding to avoid gluten.

How to Make the Best Macarons?

Follow all the tips and instructions in this recipe to make the best French macarons. Measure the ingredients for this macaron recipe carefully. This recipe provides the softest filling possible to make your macarons truly irresistible.

What to Serve with Macarons?

Serve your macarons at a tea party with tea or coffee or in the form of Macaron towers. If looking for a colder and sweeter treat, serve the macarons on top of some ice cream.

Macarons also pair up well with champagne. You can serve them alone with a drink or topped up with fruits like figs. You can even add macarons to a cake or serve them side by side.

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How to Store Macarons?

Macarons can be stored in a fridge for up to 7 weeks without ruining the taste or texture. They remain fresher in the fridge than at room temperature, so keeping them in a plastic container in the fridge is recommended, but they can also last for about 7 days at room temperature.

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