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alien french macarons

delicious french macaron cookies sandwiched with a lime buttercream that look like cute little aliens
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Alyx Kjorven

Ingredients

french macarons

  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 fresh egg whites
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch cream of tartar
  • food coloring

buttercream

  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1-2 tbsp lime juice

Instructions

french macarons

  • preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. whip the egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy and gradually add in the granulated sugar. whip until stiff peaks form then add in the food coloring. in a large bowl, sift together the almond flour and powdered sugar. gradually fold the egg whites into the dry ingredients. put the batter into a piping bag and pipe onto a sheet pan that is lined with a silpat into the shape of a teardrop (parchment works fine). bang the pan really good on the counter to release any air bubbles and then let the macarons sit to dry, about 30 minutes, or until it doesn't stick to your finger. you can test by lightly patting the tops, if it sticks then let it sit a little longer. once dry, bake for 16-20 minutes or until the bottoms of the macarons don't stick and come off the silpat clean. paint alien faces on with black food gel.

buttercream

  • place all of the ingredients into a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and whip until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcal