Almond Pistachio Macaroons

Recipe by Julesong
READY IN: 45mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Grate the almond paste on the large holes on a grater; until you have about 1 3/4 packed cups.
  • In an electric mixer (preferably a heavy duty one with a paddle blade), combine the grated paste and the granulated sugar on low speed for about 2 minutes, mixing until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar and keep mixing for about a minute until it's well combined.
  • Increase the speed to medium and add the egg whites, vanilla, and salt and mix until it's just combined (the dough will be wet and sticky) then add 1/3 cup of the chopped pistachios to complete the dough.
  • Place remaining chopped pistachios in a shallow dish.
  • Roll the dough into 1-tablespoon sized balls, then dip one side of each ball into the reserved chopped pistachios to coat only that side.
  • Place cookies, pistachio side up and 1 inch apart, on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and press each one lightly so that they adhere to the paper.
  • Bake cookies for 25 to 30 minutes and until the tops are evenly colored and the bottoms are smooth and golden brown when lifted carefully with a metal spatula.
  • Let the macaroons cool on the baking sheets, then pull them gently off the parchment paper.
  • They can be stored for up to 5 days at room temperature in an airtight container.
  • Makes about 30 cookies.
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