Homemade Hipster: French macarons

An easy yet tasty snack to entertain your appetite

Justin E Kim


oming in a charming array of colors ranging from soft yellow to a striking lilac, French macaroons are iconic, tasty cookies welcome during any time of the day. Follow the recipe in the video to learn how to make a condensed, simplified version of the notoriously hard-to-make sugary snack.


Ingredients: (macarons)

  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup finely ground almond flour
  • 3 egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1-2 drops food coloring (choice)

Ingredients: (filling)

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper
  3. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form, gradually add granulated sugar until dissolved and stiff peaks form
  4. Using a mesh strainer, sift almond flour, then powdered sugar into the cookie mixture, stirring afterwards
  5. Add food coloring for desired hues
  6. Transfer mixture to piping bag and apply to baking sheets
  7. Let macarons stand until dry to touch for approximately one to two hours
  8. Bake in oven until ruffled edges (feet) form and macarons are set (10-12 minutes)
  9. While macarons are baking, beat sugar, butter and milk together in mixer until fully combined and smooth, then transfer to a piping bag
  10. Remove macarons from oven, and place parchment paper on a wire drying rack for 15 minutes
  11. Remove macarons from paper, and apply filling to one macaron, then top with another