Scrumptious Macaroon Recipe for Dessert or Hors d’Oeuvres Reception (Parve)

This week at Backyard Huppah, we’re all about hors d’oeuvre receptions, a great option for small weddings. We started with tips for Hors d’Oeuvre Receptions, and all week we’ll be posting hors d’oeuvre recipes for a 40-person reception. The menu will be kosher, and meaty (with vegetarian options), with make-ahead options for couples self-catering their reception.

See the full Hors d’Oeuvres Reception Menu

Macaroons are a traditional Jewish almond cookie. They are baked without a leavening agent, so they hit the table most often during Passover, but they make a great sweet tidbit in an hors d’oeuvre reception, either on a buffet table or passed on trays after the cake is cut. They’re also great for a dessert reception. These macaroons are chewier than the canned version, and they’re easy to make.

Ingredients for Macaroons (Parve)

Yields 36 cookies

  • 2 cans (8 oz. each) almond paste
  • 2 egg whites (extra large)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 18 maraschino cherries

Instructions for Macaroon Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Break almond paste into small pieces and place into food processor or mixer. Add sugar and mix well.
  3. Add the egg white and mix until moist and sticky, about 2 minutes.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto lined cookie sheets about 1 inch apart. Alternatively, use a large pastry bag fitted with #6 star tip and pipe stars about 1½ inches.
  5. Bake 20 minutes on middle shelf, move to upper shelf (about 4″ above middle shelf) for approximately 8 minutes until golden brown. Move parchment paper with cookies onto baking racks to cool. When completely cool, carefully peel macaroons off paper.
  6. Store in airtight container.

Make Ahead Option

Macaroons can be made several days ahead and stored in an airtight container.

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One response to “Scrumptious Macaroon Recipe for Dessert or Hors d’Oeuvres Reception (Parve)

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