Macarons are a French cookie made with almond flour so they are gluten free! They come in many different flavors and they are absolutely delicious. They are pretty labor intensive to make traditionally so when I saw this simple recipe on 101 cookbooks, I had to try making them. Check out the site for much prettier pictures. Macarons are absolutely addictive though-I'm warning you now!
14 ounces almond paste (found at Whole Foods)
1 large egg white
1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus more for shaping cookies
1/4 tsp pure almond extract
2 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tbsp limoncello
1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
I used 2 tubes of Odense almond paste. I will definitely be looking up how to make it myself though. The almond paste is thick, so I recommend using an electric mixer.
Bake each tray for about 15 minutes until lightly golden brown on the top. You can barely tell the difference between the baked ones and the raw ones because of the powdered sugar.
The cookies should be slightly crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Store in a sealed tupperware container. These can also be frozen. They are pretty good eaten frozen too since they just melt in your mouth.