Macarons

Ingredients: 212 grams almond meal 212 grams confectioners’ sugar 82 and 90 grams egg whites, divided 236 grams granulated sugar, plus a pinch 158 grams water Buttercream or ganache, for filling Preheat the oven to 350˚ F and place a rack in the middle of the oven.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  In a…

Chocolate Cinnamon Meringues

Ingredients: 3/4 cup plus 7 teaspoons (180 grams) granulated sugar 3 large egg whites, at room temperature (about 1/3 cup plus 4 teaspoons, or 100 grams) 1/4 teaspoon molasses 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon Dutch-processed cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Preheat oven to 390°F and adjust oven rack to middle position. Line a…

Pain d’Amande

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cubed 1/2 cup plus 3 tbsp coarse crystal golden sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tbsp water 1 cup plus 3 tbsp flour 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup sliced almonds Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over low heat with the sugar, cinnamon, and water. Stir until the…

Chocolate Rads

Ingredients: 1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp instant espresso 1/4 cup cake flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp salt 1 cup good-quality semisweet chocolate chips In the top of a…

Mocha Hazelnut Meringues

Ingredients: 1 cup hazelnuts 2/3 cup granulated sugar, divided 1/4 teaspoon fine sea or table salt 3 large egg whites 1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso powder 6 ounces miniature chocolate chips or bittersweet chocolate, chopped small Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a skillet over medium heat, toast hazelnuts until nicely golden. Let cool…

Chai Spiced Snowballs

Ingredients ¼ cup butter, at room temperature 3 tablespoons regular or coconut sugar 1¼ cup almond flour ¼ cup cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon ground cardamom ⅛ teaspoon salt ¼ cup powdered sugar, for dusting In a stand mixer, mix together…

World Peace Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 5 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/3 cup (packed) light brown sugar 2 tbsp sugar 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into chips Sift the flour, cocoa and…