Pumpkin Spice Macarons

These pumpkin spice macarons are sure to impress. Bring the French bakery home with these delicious, autumnal cookies.
Photo by Chely C.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

30

macarons

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

30

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2

    cups finely ground almonds

  • 1 1/4

    cups powdered sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice

  • 3

    egg whites

  • 1/2

    teaspoon vanilla

  • dash salt

  • 1/4

    cup granulated sugar

  • 8

    drops yellow food coloring

  • 2

    drops red food coloring

  • 1/2

    cup pumpkin butter or apple butter

Directions

Line three large cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together almonds, powdered sugar, and spice; set aside. In a large bowl combine egg whites, vanilla and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed just until soft peaks form. Stir in nut mixture and food coloring. Spoon mixture into a large decorating bag fitted with a large round tip. Pipe 1 1/2 inch circles, 1 inch apart, onto the prepared cookie sheets. let stand for 30 minutes before baking. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325°F. Bake in the preheated oven to 9 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets on wire racks. Carefully peel cookies off parchment paper. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon of the pumpkin butter onto bottoms of half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, bottom sides down.

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