Thoothukudi Macaroons / Cashew Meringue

cashew meringue

Thoothukudi macaroons are very famous cookies in Thoothukudi ,though we could get them everywhere in Tamilnadu.Mcaroons are light ,nutty ,crunchy cookies that requires just 3 ingredients.No oil and No butter cookie that has a crunchy crust with gooey cashew crumbs with nutty flavor.
You will just love the process of making these macaroons at home.All you need is an electric mixer,you can never beat them with your hand.Do try this simplest cookie at home and share it with your loved ones.


BAKING TIME : 110 DEGREE C (1 -1 & 1/2 HOURS)

YIELDS : 25*



2 egg whites

1/2 cup sugar (measure and powder)

1/3 cup cashew (coarsely ground)


Preheat your oven to 110 degree C.Separate the egg whites from the eggs and bring it to room temperature.Beat the eggs with your electric beater for a minute in low speed and then 2 mins in medium speed.

Beat the egg white

Beat until you get soft peaks.

soft peaks

After you get soft peaks,add sugar little by little ( 1 tsp at a time ).Beat in medium speed for 3 minutes and then 4-5 minutes in high speed until you get stiff peaks.

add sugar and beat to form stiff peaks

You will now get firm ,fluffy peaks.

stiff peaks

Now add the ground cashews and mix gently without giving much pressure.

add cashew powder

Transfer them to a piping bag.My nozzle was too small so I used aavin milk cover you can also use a zip lock bag to pipe them.

transfer it to a piping bag

Grease your baking tray or use a parchment paper and make small cone shaped structures.Bake them for 1 hour -1 & 1/2 hours at 110 degree C.

bake 110 C

Macaroons are now ready.Let it come to room temperature and store in an airtight container.

thoothukudi macaroon


The eggs should be at room temperature.

Add sugar little by little while beating.

Do not powder the cashews just grind them coarsely.

You can add 1/2 a tsp of vanilla extract also.


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