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Salted Caramel-Ginger Macaroons

Yield: About 30 sandwich cookies
Prep 35 mins Stand 30 mins  per batch Bake 9 mins
Salted Caramel-Ginger Macaroons
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  cups  finely ground almonds
  • 1 1/4  cups  powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  ground ginger
  • 3  egg whites
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla
  •  Dash  salt
  • 1/4  cup  granulated sugar
  • 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)
  • cal. (kcal) 85,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 1,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 12,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 10,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (IU) 0,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 4,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 40,
  • Potassium (mg) 40,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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