Are you scared to make the fancy French sandwich cookies? Guess what?! You don’t have to go through culinary school to make delicious and beautiful macaron cookies.
Now before we get started with these delicious recipes, I want to explain real quick what the difference is between Macarons and Macaroons. Both spellings are cookies yes that’s true but they are way different!
Macaron cookies are the fancy French (or Italian) Meringue sandwich cookies. Macaroon cookies are the coconut custard cookies.
Here is an awesome chart that quickly explains that difference between the two cookies!Found from Shari’s Berries
So before we get started here are some tools that you need to make these awesome cookies!
Make sure you have the following tools:
- Stand Mixer with a whisk attachment or a Hand Mixer
- Rubber Spatula
- Piping Bags and Tips
- Silicone Baking Mat or Parchment Paper with cooking spray
- Baking Sheet Pans
- Gel Food Coloring
Let’s Start Baking!
1. Irish Cream Macarons
Found from XO, Katie Rosario
These Bailey’s Irish Cream Macarons are crispy and chewy with a creamy Bailey’s Buttercream filling. The macarons have espresso powder mixed into the meringue, so the coffee flavor is a nice compliment to the Irish Cream. The Bailey’s in the buttercream filling makes it light and airy looking like fresh whipped cream. Get the recipe at XO, Katie Rosario
2. Oh My Cherry Cheesecake Macarons
Found from Kara’s Couture Cakes
Cherry cheesecake is simply delicious but transforming it into a meringue cookie, I am all for that! This macaron is filled with rich layers of cherry cheesecake flavors.
3. Cookies and Cream Macarons
Found from Broma Bakery
This recipe is perfect for a beginner baker. If you don’t have a scale for measuring out ingredients than this is for you! And of course who doesn’t love cookies n’ cream!
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4. Coffee Macarons with Caramel Filling
Found from Tatyana’s Everyday Food
I love this tutorial; it starts with an easy to use step by step guide and also has a great video that is easy to understand. Sometimes macaron cookies can seem overwhelming this is so easy and man are they good coffee cookies!
5. Lemon Macarons Cookies
Found from Frugal Mom eh!
If you are looking for a little zest in your life here is a perfect little bite. Here’s my secret when using lemons. Whenever I get lemons from the market or from my neighbor’s tree; the first thing I do is to zest and juice them right away. Then I freeze the zest in 2 TBSP parchment paper pockets and I put the juice in Tupperware for freezing. This is so awesome for any last minute recipes or baking is when lemons are out of season. I know I am covered.
6. Crème Brulee Macarons
Found from Every Nook and Cranny
Crème Brulee is a traditional creamy custard with torched sugar on top and let me just say it is genius to have it made into a light meringue cookie! Yes, please!!
7. Gold Dusted Macarons with Champagne and Peach Buttercreme
Found from Tatyana’s Everyday Food
Peach and champagne is a classic combination that is perfect in the form of macaron cookies. If you love boozy desserts as I do then you should try this next. I have made this for New Year’s Eve parties and birthday celebrations.
8. Chocolate Mint Macarons
Found from Ashlee Marie
This is a French macaron technique that is very easy to make for a first-time baker. Chocolate and mint are so tasty you cannot go wrong.
9. Birthday Cake Macarons
Found from Sprinkles for Breakfast
These cookies are a celebration in itself! It is the perfect birthday cake in a light and fluffy cookie.
10. Chocolate and Raspberry Macarons
Found from Curious Cuisiniere
I highly recommend this recipe! I seriously love chocolate and raspberry together and the chocolate
meringue is not dry at all.
This guide has something for everyone from the special birthday cake to the peach champagne. Don’t be scared to make these Macaron cookies, they are so much easier than you think. Now it’s time to make your own fancy sandwich cookies, be adventurous and try these flavorful Macaron cookies.
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