Chocolate macaroons

Chocolate macaroons

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(23 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 20 mins

More effort

Makes 12 filled macaroons
These luxurious little treats are the perfect light hit when only chocolate will do

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal119
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.04g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 125g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 100g ground almonds
    Almond

    Almond

    arr-mund or al-mund

    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • 2 medium egg whites

For the filling

  • 50g milk or dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tsp skimmed milk, warmed a little

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/ 160C fan/gas 4. Line a large baking sheet with baking paper. Sift the icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl, then stir in the ground almonds. Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then fold them into the dry ingredients.

  2. Fill an icing bag fitted with a plain nozzle with the mixture (or put in a large food bag and snip off the corner). Pipe 24 small blobs, about 3cm across, onto the baking sheet, leaving a little space between each. Smooth the surface with a wet finger, then leave for 15 mins to dry out. Bake for 15-20 mins until macaroons feel firm to the touch and peel easily off the paper. Cool on the paper, then peel off and store in a tin for up to 1 week.

  3. To make the filling, put chocolate into a heatproof bowl and gently melt over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir in the warm milk until smooth. Leave to cool and thicken a little, then use to sandwich the macaroons together

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
allielovetocook
20th Jun, 2016
2.55
Made as per recipe, as many as described, but were really disappointed at both the flavour and look of them. I didn't think that the chocolate and almond flavours went together well at all - but my husband seems to really like them!
Polly1810
4th Apr, 2016
Thanks for explaining Caterina with macarons or macaroons. We have recently wrote a big explaining this further too: https://www.cake-cetera.co.uk/macarons-or-macaroons/
macaron99xx
25th Mar, 2016
My mixture turned out quite weird, wondering where the caster sugar is? Also recipes says makes 12 but only makes 6?
Caterina B
30th Jan, 2016
I would like to explain the difference in spelling between two DIFFERENT cookies. These cookies are the traditional MACARON FROM FRANCE, note that there is only one O, not two. MacarOOns are entirely different. They are simple drop cookies made of coconut, egg whites, sugar, vanilla extract, and sometimes chocolate or something else for a little flavor. They are not filled with a frosting, either. They look like chewy little haystacks of coconut. They are MACAROONS, spelled with two ohs. Anyone who has eaten MACARONS (not macaroons) in France would know the difference. I found this recipe today because I was comparing recipes for coconut macaroons. When I saw the spelling as it is on this recipe I knew it was incorrect.
cakegirl1960
28th Apr, 2015
5.05
The macaroons turned out really well but I did do some research on how to make them. I took the advice of other reviews and cooked them for 12 mins but I think they need more as the tops are not really that crunchy on top and quite soft indide, I'll try longer next time. I made 5cm ones. Really pleased with my first attempt :-)
helen707
17th Apr, 2015
5.05
Never made macaroons before, but bought a kit with silicone mat. Recipe really easy to follow, used dried egg white powder too. Great success, cooked for 13 min after reading other comments and gave perfect consistency, will make again for sure, and try other varieties too!
hollyjames
3rd Jan, 2015
5.05
Very Easy, quick and very tasty. This is a very simple recipe compared to many I have seen. Piping is a bit tricky so I think you may benefit from a silicone mold if you want them all the same size and shape x
KeinEngel
11th Aug, 2014
0.05
This recipe did not work for me at all, the macarons where dry and the surface cracked.
rcarnell
21st Apr, 2014
5.05
These are very easy to make. I think the timing on cooking is cooker dependent. I baked mine for 15 mins in a fan oven and they were absolutely perfect. These are so good the tray is disappearing very quickly, a perfect way to use up egg whites having made sweet pastry yesterday!
judescott
16th Apr, 2014
5.05
Really easy recipe to follow. Turned out lovely, 15mins cook time.

Pages

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.