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Cashew Macaroons

A sweet made with powdered cashews and sugar

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

This tasty Cashew Macaroons can be done at home with ease.Very special and a popular sweet from my husband's native place Tuticorin,Tamil Nadu.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 4 egg whites, beaten well
    • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 cup powdered cashewnut
    • 1 tbsp butter, to grease the baking tray


    1. Separate the egg whites and beat them well in a bowl till it becomes thick and does not fall when u hold the bowl upside-down.
    2. Finely powder sugar and cashewnuts separately in a mixer grinder.
    3. Add the powdered sugar to the beaten egg-whites mixture little by little and beat the mixture till it becomes creamy-white for 30-35 mins.
    4. Add the powdered cashews to this mixture and beat well for 15 mins.
    5. Pre-heat the baking oven to 150 degree C.
    6. Grease the baking tray with melted-butter.
    7. Drop the beaten cashew dough as cone-shaped macaroons with enough gap between 2 macaroons.
    8. Bake them for 12-15 mins or till the macaroons become white-crispy .It should not turn colour.
    9. Allow it to cool.Serve them or keep the remaining Macaroons in fridge(like we store chocolates) to restore crispiness.



    Is it possible to make macaroons without the eggs? Can the egg be substituted with anything else to get the same taste?

    Jayanthi Stephenraj

    The recipe says that we have to beat the mixture first time for 30 to 35 minutes. Is it only for beating with hand or even if it is electric blender, it's the same? May I know, please. I tried to do it today. But, I did not get it in the same consistency shown.