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12

Almost too cute to eat, these cat shaped macaroons make the perfect gift for any cat lover!
Tom treated me to a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas and I couldn't wait to give it a whizz (pun intended), so I baked a batch of cat macaroons for our friend's housewarming party.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1119 projects »
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  • How to bake a macaroon. Catcaroons - Step 1
    Step 1

    Blend together the icing sugar and ground almonds in a blender before sieving into a bowl.

  • How to bake a macaroon. Catcaroons - Step 2
    Step 2

    Crack the whites from two eggs into a bowl and measure out the sugar.

  • How to bake a macaroon. Catcaroons - Step 3
    Step 3

    Whisk the egg whites on a low speed until frothy, then increase the speed and whisk until they form soft peeks.

  • How to bake a macaroon. Catcaroons - Step 4
    Step 4

    Turn down the speed a little and add the sugar in thirds until the meringue forms thick peeks.

  • How to bake a macaroon. Catcaroons - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the ground almond into the egg whites.

  • How to bake a macaroon. Catcaroons - Step 6
    Step 6

    Scoop the batter into a piping bag and pipe out 12 small macaroon discs onto a baking sheet.

  • How to bake a macaroon. Catcaroons - Step 7
    Step 7

    Add two smaller dots above each macaroon to look like ears. To make them look like cat ears, use a knife to turn the dots into mini triangles.

  • How to bake a macaroon. Catcaroons - Step 8
    Step 8

    Bake at 150'C for 12 minutes.

  • How to bake a macaroon. Catcaroons - Step 9
    Step 9

    Leave to cool and then pair the macaroons up with ones that match.

  • How to bake a macaroon. Catcaroons - Step 10
    Step 10

    Fill with your desired filling and use a black edible marker to draw cat faces on.

  • How to bake a macaroon. Catcaroons - Step 11
    Step 11

    Enjoy!

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