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Macarons with Lemon Buttercream Filling

Katerina | Diethood
These French macarons are filled with a silky lemon buttercream filling for a light, airy treat.
Servings : 30 cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 day


For the Macarons
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 egg whites , divided, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • food color


  • In a food processor, pulse together the almond flour and the powdered sugar.
  • Add in 2 egg whites to the almond mixture and process until smooth (the texture will be like almond paste).
  • Add in food coloring of your choice and continue processing until the color is all blended in
  • Put the mixture in a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a saucepan bring the water and sugar to a boil and cook for about 15 minutes, or until a candy thermometer reads 110 degrees-celsius.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer beat 2 egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Slowly add in the hot syrup and continue beating until firm peaks form and the meringue has cooled.
  • With a spatula, gently fold in 1/4 of the meringue into the almond mixture.
  • Continue folding the meringue until completely incorporated.
  • Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Fit a piping bag with a 3/8-inch round tip and fill it with the macaron mixture.
  • Pipe the batter onto the baking sheets.
  • Let dry at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven at 275 F.
  • Bake the macarons for 20 minutes; rotate the baking sheet after 10 minutes for even baking.
  • In the meantime prepare the buttercream.
  • Set buttercream aside and remove macarons from oven and transfer to a cooling rack; do not remove from the parchment paper, yet.
  • After they 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.
  • Once all of your macarons are assembled, put them in an airtight container, in the refrigerator and let them rest for another 24 hours.


WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 5 


Calories: 101 kcal | Carbohydrates: 16 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 7 mg | Potassium: 6 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 14 g | Calcium: 16 mg | Iron: 0.3 mg | Net Carbs: 16 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Cookies
Cuisine: French
Keyword: french macaron recipe, lemon macarons, macaron recipe