Red Velvet Macarons {With Cream Cheese Buttercream}

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2 1/2 oz (70.9 gm or about 2 large) egg whites (ounces measured by weight, not volume)

4 oz (113.4 gm or 1 cup) powdered sugar (also called confectioner’s, icing, or 10X sugar)

2 oz (56.7 gm or 1/2 cup) almond meal/flour

1/4 oz (6 g or 1 tablespoon) unsweetened cocoa powder

Pinch fine salt

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon liquid red food color

1 1/2 oz (42.5 gm or 3 tablespoons) superfine (castor) sugar

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

4 oz cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

8 oz (1/2 lb) powdered sugar