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Little Lemon Macaroons

By ponsrhy (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Makes Biscuits
Lemon flavoured macaroon biscuits sandwiched together with a lemon buttercream filling


For the Macaroons -

  • Ground Almonds, 300 grams

Caster Sugar, 100 grams plus extra for rolling

  • Lemon Oil
  • Lemon Zest, from 1 lemon
  • 1 egg, beaten

For the filling -

  • 50g Butter, softened (not melted)
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1tbsp lemon curd


  • STEP 1
    Mix the almonds, sugar and lemon zest in a bowl.
  • STEP 2
    Then beat the egg and add a good drop of lemon oil and mix the two with the nuts.
  • STEP 3
    Shape the mixture into about 20 small balls, then roll in sugar and bake at 180C for 10mins on baking paper.
  • STEP 4
    To make the buttercream filling beat together all the ingredients really well until completly combined. Add more lemon curd for a looser consitstency and a more lemony flavour.
  • STEP 5
    Finally take a small spoonfull of the filling and sandwich together two of the cooled macaroons which should be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.

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