French Macarons with Marshmallow Frosting

Sweet, meringue-based sandwich cookies filled with a Marshmallow Frosting.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 69 kcal


For the Macarons

  • 5 egg whites , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups almond flour
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

For the Marshmallow Frosting

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


For the Macarons

  1. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Place the egg whites in your mixer's bowl and mix until frothy; gradually pour in the superfine sugar, and continue to beat until the mixture is glossy and stiff peaks form.
  3. At this point, you may want to add in a few drops of food color and mix just until combined. Set aside.
  4. Sift together the almond flour and powdered sugar into a large mixing bowl.
  5. With a large spoon, mix well to incorporate the almond flour and sugar.
  6. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in 1/4 of the meringue into the almond mixture.Continue folding the rest of the meringue until completely incorporated.
  7. Fit a piping bag with a 3/8-inch round tip and fill it with the macaron mixture.
  8. Pipe the batter into small rounds onto the prepared baking sheets.
  9. Allow to dry at room temperature for 1 hour.
  10. Preheat oven to 315.
  11. Bake the macarons for 12 to 15 minutes; cookies are done when they no longer jiggle when you touch them on top. Rotate the baking sheet after 6 minutes for even baking.
  12. Remove macarons from oven and transfer to a cooling rack; do not remove from baking sheets.
  13. Let completely cool.

In the meantime prepare the frosting

  1. In a small mixing bowl beat egg whites and salt.
  2. Gradually add sugar, and continue to beat until soft peaks form.
  3. Microwave corn syrup on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until boiling.
  4. Slowly pour a stream of the corn syrup over the egg whites, beating until mixture is stiff and glossy.
  5. Add vanilla and beat until thoroughly combined.
  6. After the macarons have completely cooled, turn half of the caps on their backs and pipe about 1/2 teaspoon of the filling onto it and cover with another cap.
  7. Once all of your macarons are assembled, put them in an airtight container, in the refrigerator and let them rest for 24 hours.

Recipe Notes

Do not overmix. Overmixing will make the cookies crack. Mix just until combined and then leave it alone. Once you pipe out the cookies, let them dry for one hour before baking. Get to know your oven. Macarons in my oven like to be baked at 315 F. for 15 minutes. Assemble the macarons when they are completely cooled. Macarons taste best after 24 hours. Once all of your macarons are assembled, put them in an airtight container, place them in a cool place, and let rest for 24 hours

WW SmartPoints: 4 

Nutrition Facts
French Macarons with Marshmallow Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69
% Daily Value*
Sodium 30mg 1%
Potassium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Sugars 16g
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.