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Mint Chocolate Macarons Recipe
Mint Chocolate Macarons are a festive and delicious treat for any occasion. The delicate mint flavor complements the rich chocolate ganache perfectly, and the green color makes them a festive addition to any dessert table.
- Prep Time: 45 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Sift together the powdered sugar and almond flour in a medium mixing bowl.
- Place aside.
- Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer in a large mixing bowl until foamy.
- Gradually incorporate the granulated sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
- To the egg white mixture, add the mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring and beat until combined.
- Gently fold in the dry ingredients until just combined with the egg white mixture.
- Fill a piping bag with a round tip with the batter.
- Pipe small circles of batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving about an inch between each one.
- Tap the baking sheet a few times on a flat surface to remove any air bubbles.
- Allow the macarons to form a skin at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the macarons are set but not browned.
- Remove the macarons from the oven and place them on a baking sheet to cool completely.
- To make the ganache, in a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream until it just begins to simmer.
- Remove the cream from the heat and whisk in the chocolate chips until smooth.
- Combine the mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring in a mixing bowl.
- Fill a piping bag with the ganache and pipe a small dollop onto the flat side of half of the macaron shells.
- To make a sandwich, place one ganache-topped shell on top of another.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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