7 Macaron Recipes That'll Make You Feel Fancy
There's no doubt about it: French macarons (not macaroons, an American invention made with coconut flakes) are a labor of love. The almond meringue cookies require patience and precision, but the light flavors, airy textures, and vibrant colors make it all worthwhile. From tried-and-true recipes (recipe creator Liz, a baker's apprentice, said this technique was developed through much trial and error) to allergy-friendly alternatives (these Nut-Free Macarons rely on coconut flour instead of almond flour), you'll find exactly what you're looking for in this collection of our seven best French macaron recipes.
Best French Macarons
"Magic happens when sugar, almond flour, and airy egg whites come together in perfect harmony to form the delicate disks the French call macarons," says Smart Cookie. "Follow this step-by-step guide and what goes on in those patisseries will no longer be a mystery!"
Get as creative as you want with these fantastic sandwich cookies. Use the food colorings, flavorings, and fillings of your choice.
Macaron (French Macaroon)
Macarons, traditionally made with almonds, aren't the most allergy-friendly cookies. Even people who suffer from nut allergies can enjoy this recipe, which substitutes almond flour with coconut flour.
"Macarons colored for Halloween with a mascarpone-caramel filling," says recipe creator Buckwheat Queen. "After much trial and error, I was able to perfect a macaron recipe that worked for me. I am a reluctant baker but this seems to work even for a scatterbrain like me."