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        Sweet cookies                                                                                      counter a few times to remove any air bubbles.

        for your sweet-                                                                                    14. Preheat oven to 300 F.

                                                                                                           15. Allow the macarons to dry out as the oven
        heart                                                                                              preheats, for about 20 to 30 minutes. Your
                                                                                                           macarons should be dry to the touch before go-
                                                                                                           ing into the oven.

        Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and                                                      16. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes at 300 F. The
        presents an opportunity to shower loved ones                                                       macarons should not turn brown.
        with special gifts, including treats. Dessert is
        a significant component of Valentine’s Day, as                                                     17. Allow the macarons to cool completely on
        chocolates and cakes are given and consumed                                                        the pan.
        in abundance.
                                                                                                           18. When the macarons are completely cool,
        French macarons are a great sweet for amateur                                                      make your filling.
        bakers to add to their Valentine’s Day reper-
        toire. Making macarons often is a labor of love,                                                   19. Make your filling by combining all ingredi-
        so offering a sweetheart a plate of these chewy,                                                   ents using either a stand mixer or your electric
        meringue-based cookies really shows you care.                                                      hand mixer. Slowly add in the heavy cream
        Vary the filling of choice depending on your                                                       (you can substitute milk if you’d like) because
        beloved’s favorite flavors.                                                                        you want a thick buttercream so it doesn’t
                                                                                                           squirt out while eating the macaron.
        Enjoy this recipe for “French Macarons,” which
        utilizes the Swiss meringue method, courtesy     5. While the water is heating, add the egg and    20. Once the buttercream is mixed together
        of Karli Bitner and her “Cooking with Karli”     3 tablespoons of the measured out sugar to the    and your desired consistency, gently pipe some
        blog. Weighing the ingredients produces more     bowl you’ll be using for the double boiler.       frosting onto the bottom side of one cookie and
        reliable results.                                                                                  then sandwich the frosting with the bottom
                                                         6. Once the water is steaming, place the bowl     side of a second cookie to create your macaron.
        French Macarons                                  over the steaming water and whisk until the
                                                         egg whites are foamy and white. When they are     21. Repeat with remaining cookies.
        Make 20 macarons                                 foamy and white, remove the bowl from the
                                                         pan or Instant Pot and set on a hot pad on the
        100 grams powdered sugar                         counter. Turn off the burner or Instant Pot.

        100 grams superfine almond flour                 7. Add the remaining sugar to the egg whites
                                                         and mix using an electric hand mixture until
        100 grams egg whites                             the egg whites are white, glossy and can form
                                                         stiff peaks.
        100 grams granulated sugar                                                                                    1
                                                         8. Add the food coloring now if you’d like to
        Food coloring, if desired                        color your macarons. Mix until combined.

        Vanilla buttercream filling                      9. Add the powdered sugar and almond flour to
                                                         the bowl and mix with your mixer for 8 sec-
        4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature        onds. After the 8 seconds is up, use a silicone
                                                         spatula to stir and smear the batter from the        1231 E. Basin Ave. Suite 1
        11/2 cups powdered sugar                         outside of the bowl towards the center. Turn              Pahrump, NV 89060
                                                         the bowl as you do this to make sure all of the
        1 teaspoon vanilla extract                       batter gets stirred equally.
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        Up to 2 tablespoons heavy cream                  10. Do this until your batter thins and is able
                                                         to drizzle a ribbon of batter for a few seconds          Trophies ~ Plaques
        Food coloring, if desired                        without it breaking.                                        Medals ~ Shirts

        1. Measure out all ingredients.                  11. Transfer the batter to a piping bag equipped             Hats ~ Patches
                                                         with a round piping tip.                                     Name Badges
        2. Sift together the powdered sugar and almond
        flour. Set aside.                                12. Pipe equal circles onto a silicone or parch-             Business Cards
                                                         ment-lined cookie sheet. Make sure that your                Rubber Stamps
        3. Add 1 cup of water to your sauce pan or to    piping bag is straight up and down. Apply                 Personalized Gifts
        the liner of your Instant Pot.                   equal pressure and release pulling straight back
                                                         up. Repeat with the remaining batter.                     Promotional Items
        4. Heat the water over medium heat until                                                        much more!
        steaming.                                        13. Bang the pan gently but firmly onto the
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