Chocolate macaroons

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 20 mins

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

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal119
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.04g
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  • 125g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 100g ground almonds


    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


  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

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Comments (30)

allielovetocook's picture

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!

macaron99xx's picture

My mixture turned out quite weird, wondering where the caster sugar is? Also recipes says makes 12 but only makes 6?

Caterina B's picture

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's picture

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's picture

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's picture

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's picture

This recipe did not work for me at all, the macarons where dry and the surface cracked.

rcarnell's picture

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's picture

Really easy recipe to follow. Turned out lovely, 15mins cook time.

jentoher's picture

These make lovely macaroons but you definitely only need to bake them for 10mins. They need to be still a bit soft when you take them out of the oven. When you leave them on the baking sheet to cool for a bit, they will firm up. If they come out quite firm, you have left them in too long and when they cool, they will become really hard.

daisytoxic2010's picture

hiya... haven't tried this recipe yet but from he comments it sounds nice :3

but i have cooked them before and just letting you know, you don't have to smooth the tops, it looks better with the flicks... in my opinion :3

rjevans96's picture

They were really nice, the above comments were right; they only needed about 13 mins to cook.

cherry5656's picture

Love these macaroons whoooooooo! Go macaroons! Lol

cherry5656's picture

Just gonna make it hope it works cooking form10 minutes taking ur advise

i_like_food's picture

First Macaroons I have made and they worked really well, very easy and VERY tasty.

wharmby's picture

I've made this recipe several times and each time they have been a great success, however, I do agree that they only need 10 minutes cooking time and my husband treated me to a macaroon mat from Lakeland, together with the use of a piping bag these turn out very professional and taste superb.

z_j_m1's picture

Nice recipe. I agree with some of the previous comments that you should make them smaller if you want nice dainty macaroons and they only need 10 minutes cooking time, if that. The filling makes them much yummier and I found that if you leave it quite a while so it starts to reset before you use it, it makes it much easier to apply and it stays put.

z_j_m1's picture

I agree with some of the previous comments that you should make them smaller if you want nice dainty macaroons and they really do only need 10 minutes cooking time if that. Nice recipe though and the filling made them much yummier.

louisepanks's picture

Lovely I made them a bit bigger but they were nice and brought back me,ories of our recent trip to Paris.


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