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Macaroons [1] [2] are little almond cookies, popular in the southwest of France and near the Spanish borders.


  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tbsp good-quality apricot jam, strained
  • yolk of 1 large egg, beaten


  1. Warm oven to 325 degree F.
  2. Combine the ingredients together.
  3. Create a smooth paste consistency.
  4. Dip hands in iced water and qickly roll into a long roll.
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap.
  6. Leave to chill for a few hours before baking.
  7. Line a try with buttered parchment paper.
  8. Cut slices at 1/2" in size.
  9. Bake for ~10 min, until tops are lightly browned.
  10. Cool for ~10 min, then enjoy.


  1. Grausman, Richard (1988). French Classics Made Easy. Thomas Allen & Son Limited. pp. 257. ISBN 978-0-7611-5854-7. 
  2. Woodward, Sarah (2006). the food of france. Kyle Cathie Limited. pp. 149. ISBN 978-1-904920-43-4.