White Chocolate Almond Macaroons

Author: Canadian Living

Light golden and crisp outside, chewy and white inside, these cookies are the perfect show-offs for a natural pairing of flavours. If you don't want to pipe the batter into rounds, drop it by tablespoonfuls (15 mL).

  • Portion size 45 servings
  • Credits : © CanadianLiving.com

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 pinch cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped blanched almond
  • 3 tablespoons ground almonds
  • 45 whole blanched almonds
  • 2 oz white chocolate chopped (optional)

Method

In large bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar, 2 tbsp (25 mL) at a time, until stiff peaks form. Beat in almond extract. Fold in chopped and ground almonds.

Using pastry bag fitted with 1/2-inch (1 cm) plain or star tip, pipe batter into about 1-inch (2.5 cm) rounds, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper-lined or greased rimless baking sheets. Place whole almond in centre of each.

Bake, 1 pan at a time, in centre of 325°F (160°C) oven for 12 minutes or until golden around edges. Let cool on pan on rack for 5 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool. (Make ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 1 month.)

In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt white chocolate (if using); drizzle over cookies.

Nutritional facts <b>Per cookie:</b> about

  • Sodium 3 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 26.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 0.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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