This post is sponsored by McCormick® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Creating new traditions is always a fun thing my family likes to do during the Holidays.
This year is all about Maple flavors. The smell warms up the house and creates an atmosphere that everyone loves. Whether it’s cookies, cake or like the recipe I’m about to share with you Macaroons.
When I was at Walmart the other day to pick up some more McCormick® Vanilla I just so happened to pick up some of McCormick® Maple extract. Since then I have been using it with all my desserts. My favorite has to be my Mapple Macarons. I mean who doesn’t love macarons? Then add Mapple into the mix and you have a burst of flavors that makes you want to jump for joy and head out and buy and put up that tree it’s not quite time to have up yet.
So what are you waiting for? Head out to Walmart and pick up these ingredients.
*3/4 cups Almond Flour
*1 cup Powdered Sugar
* Food Coloring of your choice
*2 tbs of Whole Milk
* 1/2 Granulated Sugar
*1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
*1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Maple Extract
*3 Eggs whites
*2 sticks of Butter
Now that you have all your ingredients you’re all set to go. Maybe you want to have a party, or just share a nice night at home with the kids. Either way, you now have everything you need to not only make your house smell like amazing baked goods but you also have the ingredients to you need to start your new tradition.
Let’s start! But first, you will want to leave your eggs and butter out so they are room temperature.
-Place 3 egg whites, food coloring and McCormick® Maple Extract into the mixer, slowly add 1/2 cup of powdered sugar once egg whites begin to foam.
-Mix until soft peaks form.
-Take your 1 cup of powdered sugar and 3/4 Almond flour into a food processor, pulse for about 30 seconds. Sift into a large bowl and throw out any large pieces.
-Add about 1/2 a cup of dry mix into egg whites and mix in a folding style. They slowly add the rest of the dry mix and continue to fold over and over until the mixture is smooth and almost like Lava coming off the spoon.
-Place mixture into a piping bag and pipe into 1-inch circles, 1-inch apart.
-Once piped, bang pan until all air bubbles are out.
-Let sit for 20 minutes.
-Place into the oven for 14-18 minutes.
-Take out and place onto a cooling rack.
-Mix two sticks of butter, 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of McCormick® Maple Extract, 2 tablespoons of milk and mix together until smooth.