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Macarons with Lemon Buttercream Filling

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time1 d
Macarons with Lemon Buttercream Filling: French macarons filled with a silky lemon buttercream filling.
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: French
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 101
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

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

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 5 
Nutrition Facts
Macarons with Lemon Buttercream Filling
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.