Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins

It's not Passover without these babies in our house!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar (250 milliliter)
  • 2 cups ground almonds (500 milliliter)


  1. Beat egg yolks well.
  2. Add sugar, and beat until mixture is lemon colored.
  3. Add the ground almonds and mix thoroughly.
  4. Chill for one hour in the refrigerator.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
  6. Take small pieces of the mixture and shape into small balls.
  7. (I used a melon baller, for a 5/8-3/4" diameter cookie).
  8. Place the macaroons on a greased baking sheet, 1 inch apart.
  9. Top with half an almond.
  10. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  11. Notes: These cookies spread.
  12. I have made up to a triple batch with good results.
  13. Be careful if using a food processor to powder the almonds.
  14. They seem to turn the nuts into almond butter, rather than a flour-like consistency.
Most Helpful

I have been searching for this for 50 years to duplicate a childhood favorite. As soon as I saw the recipe, I knew it was what I was looking for - they were perfect, delicious and easy! When grinding the nuts in a food processor, just use part of the sugar in with the nuts, and pulse. It keeps them from becoming pasty.

khart46 March 31, 2010

Excellent macaroon recipe. Extremely easy to make and fast. If you have a small oven, bake on the short side. I need to bake for about 7 minutes and then just switch the heat off.

Missy Wombat December 08, 2003

I wanted to make sure that the recipe was correct. I did it with the egg yolks that the recipe called for and they came out extremely hard. Are you sure it's not supposed to be egg whites???

Jocelyn Z. April 04, 2015