Macarons!

I’ve been eyeing various macaron recipes for the longest time – probably ever since I realized how much I love the merengue-y, chewy, delicious bites they are back in college.  Unfortunately, I’d never had a mixer powerful enough to whip up egg whites well enough to create them. There are so many small variations that are seem so delightful and it’s been so tempting to make so many different ones.

Luckily, when my parents came to visit last December, my mom had remembered that I mentioned my mixer (which was the one my mom and I used as she taught me how to bake growing up) and got me a new one! I’ve been excited to try my hand at macarons but needed to wait for a free weekend to do so.

Fast forward to last weekend and I finally jumped the gun! I used this recipe from Oh Sweet Day! without the sprinkles and enjoyed it greatly with much success!

Made a template using an old scrapbooking circle cutter stencil, piped the batter and let them sit, then stuck them in the oven.

I was a bit nervous during the actual baking time since I’ve heard the “feet” part can be a bit iffy, but curiosity got the best of me and I peeked in the oven and saw this!

Feet! Success! I’ll definitely use this cookie recipe for many an occasion!

(I also had to make some Super Bowl macarons for the Seahawks. Unfortunately they did not alter the course of the game.)

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Macarons!

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