Kristyn's Favorite Desserts

Desserts and how to make them

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • In a stand mixer, beat Egg Beaters and sugar until very stiff peaks form. The mixture should still be glossy, but with very stiff peaks when you lift the beaters up.
  • In a food processor, pulse together 1-2/3 cups powdered sugar and the almond flour until very well mixed.
  • In a large bowl, use a spatula to stir the egg-white mixture and almond flour mixture. Try to completely combine the mixture in about 8 strokes.
  • Spoon batter into 5 bowls. Tint each bowl with a small amount of food coloring paste. Use a spoon to quickly stir paste into batter, taking care not to over mix.
  • Spoon about 1/2 tablespoon batter onto parchment-lined baking sheets, until all batter has been used. (You'll need two baking sheets.)
  • Allow macarons to sit until a thin film forms on top of them, making them no longer sticky to the touch. This layer forms the feet of the macarons, or the smooth upper section, with a rim of bubbles cooking up beneath the firmed part of the cookie when they bake.
  • Once the top of the batter has formed a skin (which will take about 60-90 minutes), bake cookies in preheated oven for 8-12 minutes, or just until the cookies set. You don't want the cookies to brown at all.
  • Remove cookies from oven and cool completely. Gently remove from parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer, beat together remaining 5 cups of powdered sugar, butter, Fruity Cheerioes, vanilla and whipped vodka until light and fluffy.
  • Spread a small amount of buttercream between two macarons of the same color. Repeat with remaining cookies. Serve and enjoy.

food coloring paste (pink, orange, yellow,              1 cup almond flour

green, purple)                                                               1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter

1/2 cup Egg Beaters                                                     1/2 cup finely crushed Fruity Cheerios

1/4 cup sugar                                                                cereal

6 and 2/3 cups powder sugar                                     1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons whipped vodka (or milk)

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