1 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 tbs vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400.
Cream butter and sugar until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla.
Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add the sifted ingredients to the wet ingredients.
Roll out your dough on lightly flour-dusted parchment paper. Cut out shapes and place on parchment or silicone mat-lined baking sheet pans. Place baking sheet pan in freezer for 15 minutes.
Bake 10 minutes until bottoms are golden brown.
When somebody tells me I can't do something, guess what?
The above happens.
Nobody in particular told me I couldn't tackle a macaron, aside from the whole Internet. Apparently this is one of the tougher recipes to tackle. So, guess what (again)? Yup, I decided to attack the elusive M A C A R O N!
Over the years, I've Pinterest-ed them, studied them, envied them. And yesterday for some unknown reason - aside from cabin fever - I decided it was time.
I had all the necessary ingredients, thanks to a short love affair with the Keto diet: almond flour, lots of eggs, and even more sugar (since sugar is the devil).
I followed the recipe as is usual for me. Hurriedly. Unmeasured. And guess what (again x 2)?
They turned out beautifully.
Only to quickly deflate and stick to the Silpat.
No. It's not what you think.
One of the most-asked questions I receive is when am I going to get a store (BM) or why don't I just get a store.