Salted Caramel-Ginger Macaroons

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  • Yields: About 30 sandwich cookies
  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Stand: 30 mins per batch
  • Bake: 9 mins
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Salted Caramel-Ginger Macaroons
Ingredients
1 1/2
cups finely ground almonds
1 1/4
1 1/2
teaspoons ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
 
Dash salt
6
yellow food coloring
1/2
14 ounce package vanilla caramels, unwrapped
2
tablespoons whipping cream
 
Coarse sea salt
Directions
  1. Line three large cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together almonds, powdered sugar, and ginger; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine egg whites, vanilla, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed just until soft peaks form (tips curl). Stir in nut mixture and food coloring.
  3. Spoon mixture into a large decorating bag fitted with a large (about 1/2-inch) round tip.* Pipe 1 1/2-inch circles 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Let stand for 30 minutes before baking.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Bake in the preheated oven for 9 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets on wire racks. Carefully peel cookies off parchment paper.
  5. In a small saucepan combine caramels and cream; heat and stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Spread caramel mixture on bottoms of half of the cookies; immediately after spreading, sprinkle each with a little coarse sea salt. Top with the remaining cookies, bottom sides down.
From the Test Kitchen
*Test Kitchen Tip:

If you don't own a decorating bag, spoon mixture into a large resealable plastic bag and snip a 1/2-inch hole in one corner of the bag.

TO STORE:

Layer unfilled cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw cookies if frozen. Fill as directed in Step 5.

Nutrition Facts (Salted Caramel-Ginger Macaroons)
    Per serving:
  • 85 kcal cal.,
  • 3 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 1 mg chol.,
  • 40 mg sodium,
  • 12 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 10 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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