I heard from a very reliable source that Snookie from the Jersey Shore is currently on the cookie diet. I never thought I would write this sentence but here goes…
Snookie and I have something in common and it is not our mutual respect for the slimming effects of a good spray tan. We both believe that cookies offer enough subsidence that they are a viable meal replacement. Her weird cookie diet is by some quack named Dr. Siegal. Well I can put a Dr. in front of my name and make up my own cookie diet too. Hello I am Dr. BrookieP and this is the French Macroon Diet and every one who has tried immediately loses weight.*
*This statement has in no way been evaluated by the FDA. I am not really sure that I have to add that but since I have seen it on late night infomercials that promise dramatic weight loss by means that seem utterly preposterous I though it would be good to include here too.
What you’ll need:
2 ¼ cups Powdered Sugar
2 cups almond flour
2 tablespoons superfine sugar
5 Egg whites, at room temperature
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Combine the confectioners’ sugar and almond flour in a medium bowl. Beat the egg whites in the clean dry bowl of a stand mixer until they hold soft peaks. Slowly add the granulated sugar and beat until the mixture holds stiff peaks, about 7 minutes Spoon the mixture into a Ziploc bag with a corner cut off. It’s easiest to fill your bag if you stand it up in a tall glass and fold the top down before spooning in the batter.
Pipe one-inch-sized mounds of batter onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake the macaroon for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and raise the temperature to 375 degrees. Once the oven is up to temperature, put the pans back in the oven and bake for an additional 7 to 8 minutes, or lightly colored. Cool on a rack before filling.