Chocolate Almond Macaroon Recipe

This almond macaroon recipe is one of my Grandmother's German Christmas cookie recipes.

Much loved by the whole family the cookie recipe has proven to consistently please all, especially those who favour light cookies with a melting sensation on the tongue. The cookies regularly leave everyone craving for more.

This macaroon is my personal all-time favourite Christmas cookie.

It is an easy recipe that even kids can handle well.

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Suitable for:

  • Dairy free diet
  • Gluten free diet

Time: 15 min preparation 12-15 min baking

Serves: About 20 macaroons (1 tray)

Utensils: Bowl, tray, baking paper, grater, hand-mixer or kitchen machine, oven

Ingredient List For The Chocolate Almond Macaroon:

  • 5 egg whites separated
  • 2 1/2 cups of almond meal
  • 1/2 cup of sugar (fine)
  • 100g grated baking chocolate
  • 4 teaspoons of vanilla sugar to roll in

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Step by step method:

Preheat the oven to 170C°. Convert! Line the oven tray with baking paper.

The macaroon mix should be made and baked without any resting.

  1. Finely grate 100g of baking chocolate.
    Add 2.5 cups of almond meal.
    Mix the two ingredients with the 1/2 cup of fine sugar.
  2. Separate five egg whites in a separate bowl and use the mixer to whisk them at high speed until peaks form.
  3. Fold the dry ingredients in intervals under the stiff egg white.
  4. With the help of two spoons make small heaps with the mixture. Roll them in the vanilla sugar and place them onto the tray.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 170C°.
  6. Let the macaroons cool down completely before placing them in an airtight container.

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