Honey Almond Macaroons

Honey Almond Macaroons

A delicious not-too-sweet version of classic French-style almond macaroons made with fragrant orange zest and honey. Make your own almond flour by grinding whole raw almonds (easy to do in a blender or coffee grinder) for even better flavour and nutrition. I absolutely love these cookies!



Ingredients / Directions: 

2 large egg whites
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup liquid honey
1 Tbsp sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 - 1 tsp freshly grated orange zest (organic is best!)
1 1/3 c whole raw almonds (pulsed into almond-flour in 2 batches in blender) or 2 c pre-ground almonds
24 whole almonds

1. Preheat oven to 300F. (Heat it to 310F if using a well insulated cookie sheet.) Line a large baking sheet with lightly greased parchment paper.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the egg whites on medium speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Add salt, increase the mixer speed to med/high, and beat until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes. Keep beating on med/high and gradually add the sugar and then honey, a little at a time, pouring away from the beater. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula a few times to ensure the sweeteners get incorporated. Continue beating on med/high until the whites form glossy peaks, about 5 minutes. Stop beating and fold in the almond extract, orange zest, and lastly the ground nuts.

3. Drop the mixture by tablespoonfuls, 1 1/2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheets. Place one almond in the center of each mound. Bake until golden brown, 15 - 20 minutes. Keep your eye on these as honey browns fast. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a rack and let cool completely. Keep in a loosely covered jar.

Enjoy :-)

(adapted from this great recipe)


about 24 cookies


Chewy goodness

These cookies are amaaaaaayzing!


Yes, wow... that´s the only thing that came to mi mind when I saw these macaroons. I love macaroons, any kind, any flavor and I HAVE to try this. Look gorgeous and delicious.
You´re great, honey. Thanks.

Thanks Crispin and Adi!

Thanks Crispin and Adi!


Hi Patty,

These macaroons look DELICIOUS! Just curious...do you know how I can do this without using sugar? I found your recipe because I was googling for French Almond Macaroons using agave. I'll use any natural sweetener (agave, honey, etc.) but I don't want to use sugar.



Hi Liynn, Try replacing the

Hi Liynn,
Try replacing the 1Tbsp of sugar with 1Tbsp of honey. I haven't tried this variation, but I think it will work - please let us know how it goes - thanks!

I made these without almond

I made these without almond extract (I didn't have any handy, oh well) but they still turned out wonderfully. Without the almond extract, they smelled so floral! The honey and orange zest really go well together. Thanks for the recipe!

Thank you Theresa - I'll

Thank you Theresa - I'll have to try these without the extract - sounds delicious. :)