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Hazelnut Macaron Shells

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Do you know that you can use hazelnut flour to make macarons? Yes, traditional French macarons made with almond flour, but you can use hazelnut too. These Hazelnut Macaron Shells made with hazelnut flour and no food coloring. If you love hazelnut, then this recipe is for you.

Hazelnut Macaron Shells

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How to make Hazelnut Macaron Shells

I used my basic French meringue recipe and replaced almond flour with Amoretti hazelnut flour. The rest of ingredients are the same, only changed flour. I was happy with the result and loved how macaron shells came out.

Step One. Before you start making macaron shells, get all of the ingredients ready. Prepare a large piping bag with round pipping tip. I use Wilton 1A or Wilton 12. Line two baking trays with baking mats. I use Silpat Macarons mat. Full video how to make hazelnut macaron shells you can watch on my You Tube Channel.

hazelnut macaron shells

Step Two. Make French meringue. This is very important step and the whole structure of macaron shell depends on correct meringue. I have separate video how to make French meringue.

Step Three. Add sifted hazelnut flour and powdered sugar into meringue and start folding macaronage with the spatula. You need to achieve “lava” like consistency.

Step Four. Transfer macaronage into prepared pipping bag with round tip.

Step Five. Pipe macaron shells on the baking mat. Then move mat on the baking tray and top a few times. Use toothpick to remove any bobbles if needed.

Step Six. Let macaron shells to rest on the countertop until they are dry when you touch with finger. This is basic recipe and resting time may be different, depending on your climate. I also have online video lesson two to make macaron shells using No rest method.

Step Seven. Bake macaron shells in preheated oven to 275oF (134oC) for 12-14 minutes. If you have “convection bake” setting in your oven you can use that too, but time and temperature may be different.

How to store macaron shells

When macaron shells are baked, let them cool on the baking mat and then pair with similar size. After that, if you are not filling them right away, you can store macaron shells for a few days at room temperature in airtight container. I do not place shells in the fridge as they may become soft. You can also freeze macaron shells in airtight container for up to 6 months.

Tips for making Hazelnut Macaron shells

  • sift hazelnut flour before measuring it. After that sift with powdered sugar. This way you will not end up with weird shape macaron shells.
  • use store bought hazelnut flour. If you try to make hazelnut flour at home, it may be oily and then you will run into the problem with the shells.
  • baking time for macaron shells may be a few minutes longer, depends on your oven. I noticed that in my gas oven.
hazelnut macaron shells

What filling to use for Hazelnut Macaron Shells

My favorite will be milk chocolate ganache and homemade salted caramel in the center. These shells will also be delicious to paired with dark chocolate ganache. This is up to you, how you wan to fill macarons. I’ve seen many people use Nutella as filling for more hazelnut taste.

Hazelnut Macaron Shells

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Hazelnut Macaron Shells

These Hazelnut Macaron Shells made with hazelnut flour and no food coloring.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 30 macarons
Author Marina of www.everythingmarina.com


  • 1 stand mixer or electric hand mixer
  • 1 Fine mesh sieve
  • 1 spatula
  • 1 pipping bag
  • 1 pipping tip


Hazelnut Macaron Shells

  • 100 gr egg whites room temperature (from 3 large eggs)
  • 100 gr white granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 120 gr hazelnut flour (already sifted)
  • 150 gr powdered sugar (1 1/4 cup)


How to make Hazelnut Macaron Shells

  • In the mixing bowl of stand mixer add room temperature egg whites and start whisking on low speed. Start adding sugar one tablespoon at the time.  Increase speed to medium-high and whip until stiff picks. This will take 10-15 minutes. 
  • In the mixing bowl sift hazelnut flour.
  • Using kitchen scale, measure sifted hazelnut flour and powdered sugar.
  • Sift together sifted before hazelnut flour and powdered sugar.
  • Add dry ingredients into French meringue and start folding the butter. When macaronage drips down from the spatula “like lava”, transfer into pipping bag with round tip.
  • Pipe macaron shells on the baking mat. 
  • Top baking sheet pan with pipped macaron shells a few times. Let shells to rest on the countertop until no batter sticks to your finger when you touch. 
  • Bake macaron shells in the preheated oven to 275F (134C) for 12-14 minutes. If you have "convection bake" setting in the oven then use it. Oven temperature and baking time may vary, depending on your oven. 
  • Remove baked macaron shells from the oven and let it cool on the baking mat with baking sheet pan. When shells are cooled completely remove from baking mat and pair them with similar size. 


Sift hazelnut flour before measuring amount that listed in the recipe. 

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