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My daughter has been in love with macarons for several years so it was only a matter of time before we attempted to make our own Macaron Recipe.
Thankfully it was a success and after trying these delicious treats, I knew I had to share this Macaron recipe.
Plus this Macaron Recipe is so easy to whip up! With six different filling recipes, you can make them again and again with a new flavor to enjoy, each time.
What makes this Macaron Recipe so Special?
We started out by deciding what flavor macaron we wanted and then scoured the internet for easy macaron recipes and no-fail macarons, unfortunately, most of those recipes failed for us. There were tons of macaron filling recipes out there but nothing quite worked out.
Either we didn’t have all of the fancy equipment we needed to recreate the recipe or the consistency was just not quite right. It’s amazing to me how many recipes are out there that require an insane amount of tools that you just don’t find in the standard kitchen.
After lots of experimenting, we finally found the perfect combination that worked for us. We were so excited about how these turned out that we can’t wait to share it with you. You won’t believe how easy it is to recreate, this delicious Macaron Recipe with lots of fun filling options.
What inspired this Macaron Recipe?
I am so happy that we figured it out because after hearing about these things constantly from my daughter, I finally located a place that sold them and boy were they overpriced. I couldn’t believe the price tag on a pack of nine macaroons, coming in at around ten dollars a pack.
I just can’t imagine regularly paying someone that kind of money to make pastries, I would much rather whip up my own. As soon as this French treat cost me money, that is the exact moment when I decided to attempt to create my own Macaron Recipe.
Can I double this recipe?
I have not had much success with doubling although I have made more in separate batches in the past to make sure we never run out of these macarons!
Mix the powdered sugar and almond flour. Add in the salt and mix until completely combined. This part should be done until the mixture becomes very fine.
Pour the almond flour into a sieve/sifter like this one, and then add it to the bowl.
In another bowl, it’s time to beat in the egg whites until peaks form.
Add in the sugar until completely combined. Keep beating until stiff peaks form.
Add in vanilla the food coloring of your choice, stir until combined.
Fold in a little bit of the sifted flour to the egg whites, until all of the flour is incorporated, a little bit at a time.
Make Your Macarons the Perfect Shape
Put the batter into a piping bag and pipe the macarons onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If you have difficulty with this step, you can pick up a mat that is specially designed to help with the process of making macarons. You can get it for under $15 by clicking here.
Tap the baking sheet to release air bubbles. Allow macarons to sit and dry out, this usually takes me about 45 minutes. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and bake for about 15 minutes.
Basic Buttercream Macaron Filling
Mix together 2 egg whites, 5 ounces powdered sugar sifted, 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, and a 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Sprinkle of salt Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, cream butter until soft and smooth. Add powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla, mix until fluffy.
Caramel Macaron Filling
To make the caramel filling, just mix one cup of sugar, one-half cup of butter, 1/3 cup of heavy cream, and a teaspoon of salt. Mix together and cook for a few minutes, until the mixture comes together. Do not overcook and be sure to allow this mixture to cool off before working with it.
Strawberry Jam Macaron Filling
This is an easy recipe that is meant for whatever you want to do with it. This strawberry jam tastes great as a filling for macarons. Click here to see how you can make it. The best part is that you can use the leftovers for so many other recipes or just spread it on a piece of toast. It is so good, you will want to make it again and again.
Coconut Buttercream Macaron Filling
Mix the following ingredients together: 8 tbsp coconut milk, ¾ cup unsalted butter, and 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar. Keep mixing until creamy and then use a piping bag to add to your macarons.
White Chocolate Mint Macaron Filling
8 oz white chocolate chips, ½ cup heavy whipping cream, ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract. Heat on stove until melted, mixing thoroughly and allow to cool a bit before piping onto macarons.
Chocolate Macaron Filling
Heat the 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1 1/2 ounces finely chopped bittersweet chocolate, and a 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter until well combined, stirring while heating. Allow cooling before adding to your macarons.
Oreo Cream Macaron Filling
Mix the following ingredients together: 12 Double Stuffed Oreos Filling, 4 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and then crush a few Oreo cookies to mix in.
What is your favorite macaron filling? Don’t forget to share this macaron recipe on your favorite social media so everyone can give it a try. Also, be sure to leave me a comment after you have tried this recipe, to let me know how it turned out!
Easy Macaron Recipe
- 1 ¾ cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup almond flour, finely ground
- 1 teaspoon salt, divided
- 3 egg whites, sat overnight in refrigerator
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- food coloring
- Buttercream filling:
- 1 ounce egg whites
- 5 ounces powdered sugar sifted
- 5 ounces unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Sprinkle of salt
- Mix the powdered sugar and almond flour. Add in the salt and mix until completeyl combined. This part should be done until the mixture becomes very fine.
- Pour the almond flour into a sieve and then add to a bowl.
- In another bowl it's time to beat in the egg whites until peaks form.
- Add in the sugar until completely combined.
- Keep beating until stiff peaks form.
- Add in vanilla the food coloring of your choice, stir until combined.
- Fold in a little bit of the sifted flour to the egg whites, until all of the flour is incorporated, a little bit at a time.
- Put the batter into a piping bag and pipe them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Tap the baking sheet to release air bubbles.
- Allow macarons to sit and dry out, this usually takes me about 45 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and bake for about 15 minutes.
- For the buttercream filling:
- Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, cream butter until soft and smooth.
- Add powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla, mix until fluffy.
More tips for Perfect Macarons
Do not overfold, this can really impact your cookies negatively. Make sure ingredients are combined but avoid overdoing it.
Using the proper piping tip and avoiding clogs is the best way to make sure your cookies come out looking Pinterest ready.
Pick up a macaron mat to make sure your macarons look their best. You can get it for under $15 by clicking here.
Friday 25th of January 2019
You've inspired me to look for a low carb version of this, you already have the almond flour which is a good start! I love mint and being a Francophile, J'adore the thought of making macarons!
Tuesday 22nd of January 2019
I like that your recipe uses Almond flour. I use it a lot in my baking. It's great when you don't want wheat or if you're gluten intolerant. I never know how something like this is going to turn out. I can't tell you how many recipes I've made from scratch that I wouldn't share with my neighbors. But you're right when you said: "don't get discouraged if yours doesn't turn out right." That would be me~~
Wednesday 23rd of January 2019
I have been there so many times, ready to give up but then after giving it one more try, I finally got it. Never give up! lol
Tuesday 22nd of January 2019
Oh yum!! Can't go wrong with mint and Oreo! Actually mint and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations. I've never tried to make macarons before, but this recipe looks relatively easy! Thanks so much for sharing.