Orange Almond Macaroons Recipe

The orange almond macaroons recipe is a modern twist on a traditional cookie. These little gems have a rich, zesty fruit flavor, but still maintain their light crispiness!


1 can (8 ounces) or roll (7 ounces) almond paste, cut into small pieces
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg whites
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
3/4 cup slivered almonds

Medium bowl
Cookie sheets
Aluminum foil

Step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Step 2: Line cookie sheets with aluminum foil.
Step 3: In a medium bowl, beat almond paste, sugar, egg whites, and zest with a mixer set on medium speed until smooth.
Step 4: Drop rounded teaspoonfuls 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets.
Step 5: Sprinkle almonds over top of cookies; gently press nuts to adhere.
Step 6: Bake for 15-18 minutes until top feel firm and dry when lightly pressed. Cool completely on cookie sheet; pull off aluminum foil.

Makes 36 cookies.