Large Citrus Sandwich Cookies
4,6 / 10
1 hr 30 min.
- 1 ½ cups ground almonds
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 2 tsps lemon zest (finely grated)
- 2 large egg whites
- yellow Food coloring
- To decorate
- 1 cup Lemon curd
How healthy are the main ingredients?almond
Suggested variations; for lime macaroons, replace the lemon zest with lime zest and colour the macaroons green. Sandwich together with lime curd.
Oil and line a large baking sheet with baking parchment.
Grind the ground almonds, icing sugar and lemon zest together in a food processor to a very fine powder.
Whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks in a very clean bowl then carefully fold in the almond and sugar mixture with the food colouring.
Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large plain nozzle and pipe 2.5 cm | 1" rounds onto the baking tray, 24 in total.
Leave the uncooked macaroons to stand for 30 minutes to form a skin.
Preheat the oven to 170°C (150° fan) | 325F | gas 3.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until crisp on the outside and still a bit chewy in the middle.
Slide the greaseproof paper onto a cold work surface and leave the macaroons to cool completely.
Sandwich together with the lemon curd.