This is an easy sweet snack recipe that I learned in the U.S. Simply mix the ingredients and chill in the fridge. We always keep a stock of these in our fridge. My husband and my friends love these macarons.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. (In the States, it's also common to mix these in a food processor for 2 to 3 minutes. I mix mine manually.)
Drop about 1 tablespoon of the dough balls on parchment paper. (Because the dough tends to be hard-textured, I round off the shapes with my hands.)
Freeze. Remove from the freezer right before serving.
Story Behind this Recipe
I learned this recipe in the U.S. The macarons will be perfectly white and delicious if you use almond powder as listed in the recipe. This is one of my favorite recipes because these macarons are healthy, easy, and super delicious. The word "macaron" supposedly means "cookies with coconut mixed into the dough."
The U.S. version of the recipe lists almond flour as an ingredient. This is equivalent to almond powder or ground almond in Japan. The macarons in the photo look a little bit brownish because I used almond meal instead. It's a coarsely ground powder with skin attached to it.