The quintessential French dessert is le macaron. With sweet buttery frosting sandwiched between two delicate cookie-like puffs of goodness, the macaron makes for a perfectly delicious and dainty dessert.
But macarons, like many French desserts, are pretty tricky to make. Even though the cookies are really just comprised of egg whites, powdered sugar, and almond flour, there are many particular steps to getting these cookies just right.
The most challenging part of all is having the perfect oven. Macarons should have a crunchy shell but a soft inside, and without knowing the way your oven works, it’s tricky to make sure they aren’t baked too long and they aren’t under-baked.
Still, even with the difficulty of baking these tiny delights it’s totally worth it since just one macaron from a bakery can cost anywhere from $2 to $4.
Learn how to make French macarons: