Foolproof French Macarons

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French macarons are delightfully crispy-yet-chewy almond meringue sandwich cookies, not to be confused with coconut macaroons. Anyone who is fond of macarons knows that these little delectable cookies can cost up to $5 per cookie. WHY?! Because they can. And they’re adorable.

It has taken me THREE YEARS to fine-tune the process of making my own. I am now boldly calling my vanilla French macaron recipe foolproof, because every single cookie in this batch was perfect. I’ve decided to share this batch with one of my very best friends when we get together today to swap gifts. Read on for the recipe!

P.S. They’re gluten free!

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Hello!

Today has been downright relaxing. Right now, I am sitting in the sunniest corner of my bedroom, propped up with dozens of pillows, and drinking coffee. Some people think of coffee as some quickly imbibed energy drink-but to me, it’s kind of my “me time ritual.”

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I am drinking cold brewed Vietnamese iced coffee. For some people, it’s all about pumpkin spice lattés at the very first sign of fall…but my long time love affair has been with the less-acidic, caramely, malty, creamy, almost buttery notes of a good cold brew Vietnamese iced coffee. I realize that the big-name coffee chains have recently hopped onto the cold brew bandwagon, but I still prefer to make my own at home.

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