German Macaroons "Makronen"

German Macaroons "Makronen"

I got this recipe from my neighbor who's a great cook. Try it if you have lots of leftover egg whites. This recipe does not require any flour or butter.


Egg whites
250 g
Almond flour
250 g


1. Whip the egg whites until they form stiff peaks, then mix in the other ingredients.
2. Take 1 teaspoon of the dough, and place it on a baking sheet using another spoon, making sure there is enough space between each cookie.
3. Bake in an oven preheated to 170℃ (Umluft 150℃ ) until lightly browned (around 12 minutes).
4. They will harden and become brittle once they cool, so place a small cup of water in the cookie tin when storing.

Story Behind this Recipe

My neighbor who's a great cook, taught me this recipe. She uses 6 egg yolks for her cookie recipe, so she usually makes twice the amount of this recipe. For German Christmas pastries, I prefer simple cookies to Stollen (since I feel it doesn't know if it wants to be a bread or a pastry).