Pistachio Macarons

Pistachio Macarons

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Credit: Joshua Wickham, CEC, CEPC, WCC
Sizzle, Winter 2013

Ingredients

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
¾ cup almond flour
1 T. pistachio paste
2 egg whites
Pinch cream of tartar
¼ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup finely chopped pistachi

Instructions

1. Combine confectioners’ sugar, almond flour and pistachio paste in food processor; pulse until fine and evenly combined. Sift twice; set aside.

2. Whip egg whites until foamy; add cream of tartar. Continue whipping to soft peaks.

3. Gradually add granulated sugar; continue to whip to shiny stiff peaks.

4. Sift reserved flour mixture over meringue; fold in until evenly combined.

5. With ½-inch round tip, pipe into 1½-inch rounds onto parchment-lined sheet tray. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios; allow to dry for 15 minutes.

6. Bake at 300°F. until crisp and shiny, about 8 minutes.

7. Once cool, sandwich with buttercream; set aside for plating.

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Yield

12 sandwich cookies

Tags

Dessert, Sizzle

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