Easy Jam Macaroons

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

Filled with apricot (or other) jam, these macaroons are an excellent treat to serve after dinner at your next dinner party.


  • 3 cups sliced blanched almonds

  • cup sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 large egg whites

  • ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup apricot (or other) jam


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, finely grind almonds, sugar, and salt. Add egg whites and vanilla; pulse until a ball forms.

  2. With wet hands, shape level tablespoons of dough into little balls (dough will be very sticky). Place on parchment-lined baking sheets; flatten slightly. Use moist finger to make an indentation in the center of each cookie. Bake until crackly and light golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Cool 5 minutes; transfer to a rack. Meanwhile, warm jam over low heat or in microwave in 10-second intervals until slightly liquefied and easy to spoon. Spoon jam filling into each cookie. Let set, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes

JAM FILLING Warm 1/4 cup apricot (or other) jam over low heat, or in microwave in 10-second increments, until slightly liquefied and easy to spoon up.

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