Cook The Book: Pistachio Macarons

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Ingredients

Macarons

3/4 cup unshelled unsalted raw green pistachios, rubbed clean of papery skin

1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar

3 large egg whites

Pinch of salt

1/4 cup sugar

Pastry bag and 1/2-inch plain round decorating tip

Filling

1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar

1/4 cup unshelled unsalted raw green pistachios, rubbed clean of papery skin

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into pieces

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1.4 teaspoon vanilla extract