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Cinnamon Roll Macarons

Total Time

Prep: 45 min Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

5 dozen

These macarons are a fall and winter staple for me. Inspired by the classic cinnamon roll, they are a delicious treat for a cold or snowy day. These pair well with a mug of tea, and can be eaten as a dessert or just a snack. Other fillings would taste great with this—including custard, mousse, ganache or other buttercream. —Elizabeth Ding, El Cerrito, California
Cinnamon Roll Macarons Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1-1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Additional ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sift almond flour, 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar and cinnamon together twice.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. Beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Fold in almond flour mixture.
  3. With a pastry bag, pipe 1-in.-diameter cookies 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned and firm to the touch, 9-12 minutes. Keeping cookies on the parchment, transfer to wire racks; cool completely.
  4. For filling, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until fluffy. Refrigerate until mixture firms to a spreading consistency, about 10 minutes.
  5. Spread about 1/4 teaspoon filling onto the bottom of each of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich cookie: 60 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 15mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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