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Peppermint and White Chocolate Macarons

December 5, 2011

 

I’ve wanted to try macaron-making again since the first attempt back in July. So, in the spirit of the holidays and an upcoming “White Elephant Party,” I decided it was a good opportunity to give it a whirl-this time with a more festive flavor combo. I’d heard that chocolate shells are the most difficult to make, so this time I went with a basic shell that’s flavored with peppermint extract. Naturally white chocolate is a good match for this, and pretty holiday-appropriate. Since the Chocolate-Caramel macarons, I’ve learned some tips in perfecting the texture of the shells:

  1. The first time I used a coarse almond meal, which gave the shells a grainy texture. I found they came out much nicer using a fine meal. I think this had a lot to do with the ingredients being able to blend better and gave me a smoother, thinner batter.
  2. Make sure you let your tray of piped batter sit for at least 15 minutes. This gives your shells and smooth and shiny top.
  3. Bake one tray at a time! I learned this after an entire tray of shells cracked during my first batch. I also think a thicker tray helps a lot-I’ve read that some people stack 2-3 trays on top of one another as well.
  4. Really let them cool before removing from the tray-or the soft interiors will stick to the pan and peel off.

So here you go! The recipe for peppermint and white chocolate holiday macarons. Though I must forewarn you, eager bakers, this was an all-day cooking affair! Since I wanted to make a lot of cookies (I ended up with about 50),  you may prefer to halve the recipe. Or, like me, just make sure you plan something to do while you wait for your trays to dry, bake, and cool. I ended up wrapping most of my Christmas gifts! So, while a bit exhausting, the day was extremely productive and the outcome was worth the effort!

Peppermint Macaron Shells adapted from I Love Macarons

1 1/3 cup almond flour
3 cups powdered sugar
6 large egg whites, left out, uncovered overnight
½ Cup + 2 TBSP granulated sugar
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
Red Food Coloring (optional)

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and have a pastry bag with a plain tip (about 1/2-inch, 2 cm) ready. Using a pencil, draw 1-inch circles approximately 1-inch apart on your parchment paper.

In a food processor, blend the almond flour and powdered sugar until well incorporated.

In a stainless-steel bowl of an electric mixer, beat eggs whites on high speed until they are foamy. Gradually add the granulated sugar, peppermint extract and about 20-30 drops of red food coloring to the egg whites and continue to beat until it forms a stiff meringue.

Using a rubber spatula, carefully fold the almond flour/powdered sugar mixture into the meringue in a couple additions. Blend by scopping batter up from the bottom and pressing it against the sides of the bowl. Do this a few times until well incorporated.

Fill pastry bag with the batter and carefully dispense into your drawn circles. Once the tray is filled, rap the baking sheet on the counter to help settle the batter. Let tray sit out at room temperature for 15 minutes so that a slight crust forms on each shell.

Bake at 375 F for 9-12 minutes, until the shells are slightly crisp on top. Allow to cool before removing from the trays. Repeat, one tray at a time until you’ve used up the batter.  Make sure you use a new piece of parchment at least every other batch to assure smooth and round shells.

White Chocolate Ganache

2/3 cup heavy cream
10 oz good quality white chocolate, finely chopped
1 ½ TBSP unsalted butter, at room temperature and cut into 3 pieces

Put the white chocolate in a heat proof bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil, then pour over the chocolate. Using a whisk or rubber spatula, stir together until smooth. Once smooth, stir in the butter. Place the bowl over a larger bowl filled with ice water, stirring constantly until ganache is thick enough to pipe cleanly.  Work quickly, as the ganache will begin to harden again. If this happens, you can set the bowl over a simmering pot of water and stir it until smooth-then repeat the cooling process.

Peppermint Chocolate Macaron Assembly

Pair your cooled macaron shells into like sizes; I recommend you do this before making the ganache filling. Fill a piping bag fitted with a wide, round tip with your white chocolate ganache. Carefully pipe filling onto the flat side of one shell, leaving about 3mm space from the edges. Pick up your filled shell and its empty pair, and place them together, gently twisting as you press.

Store your macarons in the refrigerator. This allows the filling to soak into the shells and give them that distinct chewy bite. They’re best enjoyed the following day, brought to room temperature.

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  1. December 5, 2011 11:54 am

    These look delightful!

  2. December 5, 2011 12:07 pm

    wow they look great!

  3. December 5, 2011 12:08 pm

    These look wonderful! I haven’t made macarons since school and I have no idea why. I love them. This is inspiring!

  4. December 5, 2011 12:30 pm

    Soooo cute! Love the pink!

  5. December 5, 2011 12:39 pm

    NOT FAIR.

    Macaroons = amazing. Macaroons with peppermint and white chocolate? I can’t even imagine…

    AND I’M SO HUNGRY!
    ;)

  6. December 5, 2011 12:41 pm

    Oooh!! Like like like!! These look amazing! I am a huge macaroon fan, so these will be at the top of my baking list this Christmas!

    Thanks so much for sharing and congrats on being Freshly Pressed! :)

    • December 7, 2011 4:52 am

      I like it to! I wonder how many times Allison has made these?

  7. S. Hummel permalink
    December 5, 2011 12:44 pm

    I am going to make these! and they are Gluten Free!

  8. December 5, 2011 12:44 pm

    These look awesome. Now all I need is a wife who knows how to cook!

    congrats on the fp

    Rob, The Mainland

  9. December 5, 2011 12:50 pm

    These look so yummy! :)

  10. December 5, 2011 12:57 pm

    yum Yum YUm YUM!!!

    also check out my ‘maggi’ video :)

  11. fitfactsnfreshlife permalink
    December 5, 2011 12:57 pm

    What a great holiday treat! I’m going to try these. They look great!

  12. December 5, 2011 1:01 pm

    I’m way too lazy but I want these. Can’t I just mail you a check and you send me a dozen?

  13. December 5, 2011 1:07 pm

    I have a teeny tiny NYC sized kitchen, so I won’t be tackling these any time soon, but they look delicious!

  14. December 5, 2011 1:09 pm

    Yum, Yum I say !!!

  15. December 5, 2011 1:12 pm

    These sound great and you make it sound so easy. I might have to give these a shot.

  16. December 5, 2011 1:12 pm

    Those look amazing! And nice photography to complement them. :) Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  17. December 5, 2011 1:18 pm

    Gotta say. They look delicious!

  18. December 5, 2011 1:24 pm

    not only are these adorably cute but they look and sound delicious! I have never made macaroons but I really must try! especially since I’ve only eaten ONE my whole life and it wasn’t very good :(.

    grace

    http://herumbrella.com

  19. December 5, 2011 1:33 pm

    These look delicious! I’m definitely going to have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

  20. December 5, 2011 1:39 pm

    YUM! These look amazing and they’re SO cute!!

  21. December 5, 2011 1:42 pm

    Very cute! I love macaroons. My favorite ones are made with almond paste.

  22. December 5, 2011 1:48 pm

    oh great job!! i love macarons ~ and these ones look like they were done right ~ superb photography as well ;)
    xx ~ ks

  23. December 5, 2011 1:58 pm

    They sort of make me think of the type of burgers Strawberry Shortcake would eat!
    Very cool, though!

  24. December 5, 2011 2:01 pm

    What an amazing color/flavor combo – thanks for the inspiration!

  25. December 5, 2011 2:01 pm

    wow! those look incredible, very professional – good enough to be in a fancy coffee shop! yum~~~

  26. hermosausaadmin permalink
    December 5, 2011 2:06 pm

    OMGoodness! These macaroons are the most absolute PERFECT shade of pink! Can’t wait to try this recipe and CONGRATULATIONS on being Freshly Pressed!

  27. December 5, 2011 2:09 pm

    Very cute & I bet they’re tasty :-)

  28. December 5, 2011 2:11 pm

    Yum, YUm, YUM!!!!

  29. December 5, 2011 2:16 pm

    These look amazing! I will definitely have to try using this recipe when I make some holiday desserts!

  30. Constance V. Walden permalink
    December 5, 2011 2:18 pm

    Wonderful goodies. Wow. Thanks for sharing. I just gained ten pounds. Connie

    http://ablog4souls.wordpress.com/

  31. Christian Debbie Cheerilee Alvarez permalink
    December 5, 2011 2:19 pm

    That’s making me hungry…

  32. December 5, 2011 2:19 pm

    I love macaroons! Thank you for sharing this recipe, I will definitely try it. Congrats on being freshly pressed.

  33. Jessica! permalink
    December 5, 2011 2:20 pm

    I have a question! I’ve not made macaroons before…why do you leave the egg whites out overnight?

  34. December 5, 2011 2:27 pm

    Holy..wow! I had to do a blog for a class at the university and somehow came across this…….now I’ll re-think deleting my blog after my class is done…just so I can keep keep following you…

  35. December 5, 2011 2:34 pm

    Want! Now!

  36. December 5, 2011 2:36 pm

    Oh my gawsh! I love peppermint. Cool post. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

  37. December 5, 2011 2:43 pm

    Im obsessed with this! I’ve never tried making macarons because I thought it’d be a way too difficult task! Yours look so perfect. I can’t wait to try!
    I am wondering, though, why the egg whites must be left out overnight?

    • December 5, 2011 2:45 pm

      Leaving the egg whites out overnight helps water evaporate from them- and the less water in the whites there is, the easier it will be to get them to hold a meringue.

      • December 5, 2011 3:26 pm

        If you whisk the eggs with an electric beater you need to add cream of tartar to hold the meringue. If you beat by hand you don’t, but never beat with plastic bowl or plastic implements as it prevents the egg whipping – then you can leave the eggs in the fridge and avoid the possibility of salmonella as egg white is very volatile.

      • December 5, 2011 4:10 pm

        I didn’t use cream of tartar and i did use an electric mixer-worked fine. although its a good tip if there is an issue holding stiff peaks.

      • December 5, 2011 3:55 pm

        Ah. I wondered this as well. Thanks!

    • December 21, 2011 3:52 pm

      So I finally tried the recipe! Pretty fun and very doable for mediocre bakers like my fiance and myself, lol.
      For the first time, we halved the recipe. We wish we would have added more peppermint because the flavor just didn’t come out for us. Also, we baked for about 6 minutes [we didn't stack trays].

      TODAY, we decided to do a full recipe as we’re headed to a few different holiday events in the next few days… our shells have come out pretty awfully! :(
      The only thing we’ve done differently is add more peppermint but I don’t think that would have any drastic effect. We got to thinking, and the only other thing it could’ve been was the almond flour. We stored it in the fridge, so we’re thinking that could be why they’re different.
      Just wanted to share.

      The first time we both tried macarons was in Paris, the week we got engaged! :) It was fun making our own; so thanks for posting this, Allie!

      • December 21, 2011 4:07 pm

        I’m glad to hear you gave the recipe a try! Another thing i can think of to explain your second batch is perhaps you overbeat the ingredients? I just got a new macaron book that goes into detail about different problems- if you let me know more specifically how they turned out, i may be able to help with a solution.

      • December 21, 2011 4:20 pm

        Omg, how tedious! It did take a while longer to form peaks in the meringue this time, but I assumed it was because there were more ingredients. That may be where the mistake was.
        So, the shells this time around are coming out a little hollow. The middle of the top of the shells are a bit.. translucent?

        Do you mind if I ask what book you’re using? Now that I’ve started, I want to get it right! lol

      • December 22, 2011 4:30 pm

        My book says a weak shell with air under the top can result from too much egg white. It suggests letting egg whites age longer or adding powdered egg white to reinforce the protein structure.

        This can also result from not banging the trays on the counter hard enough before baking, as that releases some air.

        Hope that helps! The book is great, its called Les Petits Macarons by Kathryn Gordon and Anne E. McBride.

  38. December 5, 2011 2:50 pm

    Oh my gosh, these are soooo pretty! Sounds delicious too!

  39. December 5, 2011 2:53 pm

    These look delicious and they are so PRETTY! I will have to try this. xoxo

  40. December 5, 2011 2:53 pm

    looks yummy!

  41. December 5, 2011 2:56 pm

    These look sooooo good, a lovely delicate colour makes such a change from the brightly coloured ones. Must try making these.

  42. December 5, 2011 3:04 pm

    Oh my goodness – these look scrumptious!

  43. December 5, 2011 3:05 pm

    wow! I love the pictorial representation! :)

  44. December 5, 2011 3:07 pm

    I have always LOVED Macaroons but never thought to add the peppermint! These look awesome!!! Thanks for sharing :-)

  45. December 5, 2011 3:08 pm

    I’m planning on making cookies to give out to various family members for Christmas. These look really tempting, although it’s possible they are beyond my skill level (or maybe patience?).

  46. December 5, 2011 3:14 pm

    OYE, I’m drooling. Absolutely fantastic. I’m a big peppermint fan. You had me just with that.

    Val :)

    http://valentinedefrancis.wordpress.com

  47. December 5, 2011 3:22 pm

    Hi, I’ve been doing french patisserie masterclasses in france and have blogged the masterclass on macarons (as spelt in France). The tips worth bearing in mind are leaving the macarons to rest for 20mins before cooking to form a crust, to triple stack the trays to dissipate the heat, and for a home oven , to wedge the door continually open by a 1cm block to stop the oven drying out (electric oven). The cooking process is way easier using a teflon sheet rather than baking paper as they don’t stick, and the macarons should be flipped over pretty much immediately after removing from the oven. The secret for chocolate macarons is in the blog! http://frenchimmersion.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/atelier-de-cuisine-et-patisserie/
    I love the idea of mint ones, and I think my kids would love mint chocolate ones too!

  48. December 5, 2011 3:23 pm

    I LOVE macarons! (and appreciate those that call them as they are.. macarons and not “macaroons” lol

    thank you for sharing the recipe!

  49. December 5, 2011 3:29 pm

    no se lo que es, pero se ven deliciosas!

  50. December 5, 2011 3:39 pm

    Have already told a friend to make these for me ! :D

  51. December 5, 2011 3:40 pm

    :)

  52. December 5, 2011 3:42 pm

    Awesome! I passed this recipe along to our in house baker at work and am hoping I see these around Christmas time! Thanks for posting! Yummy!

  53. December 5, 2011 3:46 pm

    Those look great! Thanks for the recipe- I’ve been wanting to try these out this holiday season =)

  54. December 5, 2011 3:55 pm

    These look fantastic! Well-done on the photos! I love that they’re gluten-free, as well! Now I know the next GF treat I’ll be making…

  55. December 5, 2011 3:56 pm

    i am so pleased this has been freshly pressed because i tried to make macaroons yesterday. Batch one was a disaster, batch 2 were better, but the less said about the third batch the better. I’ll have a go with this recipe at the weekend!

  56. December 5, 2011 3:59 pm

    How delicious and unusual, I want
    to make a batch for santa and glue
    them to the ceiling under my upside
    down tree! :D

  57. December 5, 2011 4:03 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Love the angles…and colours! Peppermint is one of my fav flavours – will def give these a go at some point!

  58. December 5, 2011 4:24 pm

    Whoa some fantastic dishes around this place. But honestly these things remind me of a Rufus Wainwright lyric.

    Peppermint and White Chocolate Macarons
    these are just a couple of my cravings
    have to eat them all in just one sitting
    a little bit sweeter
    a little bit thicker

    so please be kind if i’m a mess (Grin)

  59. December 5, 2011 4:27 pm

    Looks yum!

  60. theavonfairy permalink
    December 5, 2011 4:35 pm

    They look so good!!

  61. December 5, 2011 4:38 pm

    Gorgeous! You’re right- peppermint and white chocolate is a dreamy combination. I put up a peppermint and white chocolate fudge recipe on my blog that is heavely…I couldn’t stop eating it! Oh, the holidays!

  62. December 5, 2011 4:42 pm

    These look delicious, love the close up shot of the peppermint rock candy! Note to self, have to get round to making macaroons!

  63. December 5, 2011 4:54 pm

    Wow! These look amazing!

  64. Eva McCane permalink
    December 5, 2011 4:54 pm

    I just wet my pants. These look so amazing! And not only am on a sugar bender today, I’m on a holiday sugar bender…chocolate covered cherries, egg nog, and peppermint anything. I have to make these immediately!
    http://www.icouldntmakethisshitup.wordpress.com

  65. December 5, 2011 4:56 pm

    Oh! The picture reminded me of macarons I recently made. They were vanilla shell with an eggnog filling but I colored them a hot pink almost red! I think peppermint makes more sense in that color. Mine didn’t work out so well because I also used almond meal that was too grainy and…I don’t know…they just didn’t work out this time. Back to the drawing board for me!

  66. December 5, 2011 5:21 pm

    They look super-delicious… Thanks for the recipe, I will try it this weekend!

  67. December 5, 2011 5:26 pm

    Wow, this recipe seems somewhat extensive, but well worth it! I love macaroons, so I will have to try this!

  68. December 5, 2011 5:32 pm

    Yum, and I love the color!

  69. December 5, 2011 5:44 pm

    Anything with peppermint is amazing in my book! Thanks for the idea

  70. December 5, 2011 5:54 pm

    This is only your second attempt?!?! And they turned out like that!!!??? My goodness- your talents are wasted- Laduree should hire you asap!!

  71. December 5, 2011 6:03 pm

    Love these macarons, these are the ones we call in Italy Delize, small Delights. Thanks for the recipe I will do some next Sunday.. too good!

  72. December 5, 2011 6:04 pm

    They look so beautiful and delicious:) definitely gonna try them soon!:)

  73. December 5, 2011 6:09 pm

    Ha, this is all wrong, you’re supposed to take a gag gift to those parties. OK, this is way better, the cookies look fantastic.

  74. December 5, 2011 6:14 pm

    Beautiful colours, the Christmas season must be on its way….

  75. December 5, 2011 6:23 pm

    These look amazing. Well done!

  76. December 5, 2011 6:23 pm

    These look SO good! Do you mind if I re-post on my blog?

  77. December 5, 2011 6:24 pm

    Macarons are one of my favourite things to eat and yours look amazing! If you’re ever in Paris, don’t leave without tasting the ones from Ladurée. That’s where I got hooked.

  78. December 5, 2011 6:36 pm

    You’re KILLING me! (Lol!!) It’s just wrong to be tormented by this digital deliciousness. I’m sure more freshly pressed torments await me this holiday season.

    Those minty macaroons are soon going to be IN MAH BELLAYYY.

    Thanks! I’ll let you know how they turn out.

  79. December 5, 2011 6:37 pm

    Oh my gosh!! AMAAZING. I will have to try these!

  80. tkbakesalot permalink
    December 5, 2011 6:38 pm

    Have been dying to make the new macaroons. Thanks for all the tips. Will let you know how they turn out.

  81. December 5, 2011 6:42 pm

    Great job! They’re tough little cookies ;)

  82. December 5, 2011 6:46 pm

    Those look amazing! I would live to eat some, I will leave the cooking to some one else. Lol

  83. December 5, 2011 6:48 pm

    These look amazing!!! And being an “Allison”, I love your blog name too!! :)

  84. December 5, 2011 6:54 pm

    Simply delish! ;)

  85. December 5, 2011 7:01 pm

    Gf asked me to make one this weekend for her birthday….guess i just found the recipeeeeeeee…..altho i won’t be able to eat it hehe =). Thanks for the post btw

  86. December 5, 2011 7:03 pm

    hm, i have tried several times- never worked for me, but these look amazing, no doubt taste of them took you to heaven, ha .

  87. December 5, 2011 7:25 pm

    Beautiful! If I were a more ambitious baker, these would most definitely be on my list of Christmas goodies! Alas…I’m not as talented as you. Macarons require a certain amount of finesse that I just cannot muster.

    These are on my “someday” list, but until then I will just admire yours. =) Congrats on the FP!

  88. December 5, 2011 7:43 pm

    Beautiful. I love the one where you can see the red candy at the edges.

  89. December 5, 2011 7:51 pm

    Wonderful !these are exactly what we call in Italy ..small Delizie( delights)
    not easy to make it

  90. December 5, 2011 8:00 pm

    looks great! i would love to get those as gifts!

  91. December 5, 2011 8:01 pm

    OMG! I need to eat these! Look just what got added to my christmas baking list!!

  92. mmgarnes permalink
    December 5, 2011 8:12 pm

    I’m curious, what’s a white elephant party?

    • December 5, 2011 8:30 pm

      Its a party where everyone brings a small gift, draws a number and grabs that gift- then people can swap gifts until they get the one they want… At least thats what i believe it is- its my first one!

  93. Cave Story permalink
    December 5, 2011 8:20 pm

    Simply marvelicious.

  94. Jenn Jennings permalink
    December 5, 2011 8:45 pm

    The pics leave me drooling… congrats on the FP!

  95. eyeLaugh permalink
    December 5, 2011 9:02 pm

    holy CRAP! looks amazing!!

  96. December 5, 2011 9:06 pm

    mmmmm

  97. December 5, 2011 9:09 pm

    They look sooo amazing. Where can I send away for them?

  98. December 5, 2011 9:28 pm

    Love them!

  99. December 5, 2011 9:36 pm

    Oh, how lovely! Peppermint and chocolate is one of my fave combinations ever. Definitely a must add for anyone throwing Christmas Cookie parties this year. Where did you find the Almond Flour? Can you substitute with anything else if you can’t get your hands on it? Thanks! ~Ruth

    • December 5, 2011 9:50 pm

      My almond flour is from Bobs Red Mill, and you can order it online! I’m not sure substituting anything for it would work that well, but i’d be interested if you found out!

      • December 6, 2011 8:55 pm

        Thanks! I use Bobs Red Mill whole wheat pastry flour. I’ll have to check to see if the store carries the Almond Flour, too!

  100. December 5, 2011 9:43 pm

    These are precious!

  101. December 5, 2011 9:45 pm

    Thank you for the recipe. Will definitely try!

  102. December 5, 2011 9:56 pm

    love how you used almond flour! subbing maple syrup or agave for the granulated and powdered sugar when I try this, though!

    • December 5, 2011 10:58 pm

      I’d recommend against substituting the sugars because those dry ingredients hold the batter together. If you look at the recipe you’ll see theres actually more sugar than flour! Although i like the way you think and would be interested in ways to make these healthier.

  103. December 5, 2011 10:01 pm

    These look supertasty! I’m definitely recommending these to my baking friends!!

  104. pattyabr permalink
    December 5, 2011 10:07 pm

    I just got my December 12, 2011 Time magazine in the mail and these were just featured in The Culture section under Food. They appear to be a French, sophisticated version of the Whoopie Pies. Congrats on FP!

  105. December 5, 2011 10:07 pm

    I love macarons!!! These are just adorable & perfect for the holidays.

  106. December 5, 2011 10:14 pm

    Those look so delicious…. Peppermint is my favorite part of Christmas :)

  107. December 5, 2011 10:18 pm

    I can’t wait to try these this christmas! How strong is the peppermint in this recipe?

  108. Joe Labriola permalink
    December 5, 2011 10:20 pm

    Mmm. looks like a great holiday snack!

    • ho7ul permalink
      December 10, 2011 7:19 am

      What a great idea, they sound fantastic

  109. December 5, 2011 10:27 pm

    Wow! It’s not often I see a picture of food and I’m dying to try it. This looks absolutely delicious! Love-Love-Love it!

  110. December 5, 2011 10:46 pm

    Sounds like an amazing combination. Love your tip about pairing the sizes because I so need to do that everytime I make macarons. I can never get the batter to pipe out nicely onto the predrawn circles!

  111. December 5, 2011 10:50 pm

    gorgeous, stylish site!

  112. December 5, 2011 10:53 pm

    Great job with the mouthwatering pics – I’m pretty sure I can smell these from here!

  113. December 5, 2011 11:01 pm

    Yummy yum! Looks delicious!

  114. S.B. permalink
    December 5, 2011 11:12 pm

    Wow, I’ve never had a macaron but it looks so tasty. Yours look picture perfect.

  115. December 5, 2011 11:19 pm

    these look so festive! congrats on being freshly pressed!

  116. barcncpt44 permalink
    December 5, 2011 11:19 pm

    They look very good!

  117. Making The Glass Slipper Fit permalink
    December 5, 2011 11:29 pm

    I’ve always been a large fan of macarons. Glad I came across your site and your holiday inspired recipe. I’m definitely going to try baking some for my holiday party.

  118. December 5, 2011 11:42 pm

    This wonderful recipe reminds me of the white chocolate mint macarons I made years ago. The pictures alone will make a few foodies go crazy – image once they taste them! Awesome post, thanks for sharing and congrats on being freshly pressed.

  119. December 6, 2011 12:14 am

    These look so festively melt in your mouth magical. I’ve never made macarons, but I think you’ve just inspired me to try.

  120. Tina @ bitemeshowme permalink
    December 6, 2011 12:16 am

    Looks amazing :D Love your photography also.

  121. Jenna permalink
    December 6, 2011 12:34 am

    I’ve never attempted macarons before though I love to bake. I’ve always been too intimidated. I used to work at a cupcake shop that served macarons. Are these ones the French style or the Italian type? We had French ones at the shop and the bakers said that they were easier than most people think. I may just have to try this recipe as soon as finals are over. I’ll be needing some kitchen therapy and sweet treats!

  122. December 6, 2011 12:45 am

    yummy I will be attempting these babies :)

  123. December 6, 2011 1:00 am

    Reblogged this on deliciouscravings.

  124. foodformylove permalink
    December 6, 2011 1:16 am

    looks yummy. May I borrow your recipe? I’d love to try it :-) thanks in advance

  125. December 6, 2011 2:17 am

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

  126. December 6, 2011 2:24 am

    looks beautiful…

  127. December 6, 2011 2:36 am

    These look delicious :)

  128. December 6, 2011 3:23 am

    Beautiful pictures. Do you take them?

    • December 6, 2011 8:33 am

      Yep! Its hard work but i’ve taught myself the vasics of food photography. Thanks for visiting!

  129. December 6, 2011 3:30 am

    Great looking macarons ! congratulations !

  130. xjustanotherteenblogger permalink
    December 6, 2011 3:42 am

    These look amazing! I’m definitely going to convince my sister to make these for Christmas :]

  131. December 6, 2011 3:48 am

    Good job!

  132. emmelineyen permalink
    December 6, 2011 3:53 am

    These look delicious and beautiful photos!

  133. December 6, 2011 4:03 am

    Great pictures! They look amazing :-)

  134. December 6, 2011 4:46 am

    Mmmm.. looks yummy! :)

  135. beccysfoodies permalink
    December 6, 2011 5:50 am

    ahh these look fantastic can’t wait to make them!

  136. December 6, 2011 6:06 am

    Sounds and looks good —– and a combination I would not have envisioned.

  137. December 6, 2011 6:17 am

    Eye candy indeed :) Loving the pink color and the tips.

  138. December 6, 2011 6:33 am

    they look so wow. may I ask for a recipe with grams? I don’t know the measure in cups and oz..
    woul be great :) thanks

    • December 6, 2011 8:35 am

      Do you have a mac or iphone? They have a units converting app that i find very handy!

      • December 6, 2011 9:57 am

        no sorry I don’t but I will try to find somthing online. do you use american cups?

      • December 6, 2011 10:30 am

        here’s some handy conversions i just found that could pertain to this recipe.
        Granulated sugar: 1 cup = 200 grams
        Sifted white flour (could use for almond flour): 1 cup = 125 grams
        Confectioners sugar: 1 C = 110 g

      • December 7, 2011 9:16 am

        thank you very much :) will try them asap (maybe this week end..)

  139. December 6, 2011 7:10 am

    Great photography!

  140. mishibhatnagar permalink
    December 6, 2011 7:15 am

    These look great!! :)

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  141. December 6, 2011 8:31 am

    these look so pretty, last time i made macaroons i made the mistake of doing it with the kids…will definately give these a go!!

  142. December 6, 2011 8:53 am

    You did not just post some of the most mouthwatering photos up there! Oooh, so delectable! I gotta have some of those… and soon!

    Thanks for making me crave, by the way!

  143. December 6, 2011 9:11 am

    I could almost smell them !!!! Good post even better photos :) Thanks for sharing.

  144. December 6, 2011 9:25 am

    Yum! These look fantastic! and festive :)

  145. December 6, 2011 9:46 am

    Oooo those look nummy! :D Must try to fail at them!!

  146. December 6, 2011 9:56 am

    Oh my these look and sound amazing! I’m going to attempt to make these, I’ll let you know how it goes lol

  147. December 6, 2011 10:40 am

    These look so tasty! Great recipe!

  148. December 6, 2011 10:45 am

    They look so yummy but my skills are put to better use eating them rather than making them!

  149. December 6, 2011 10:46 am

    Yummy. I want to find these magically in my kitchen.

  150. December 6, 2011 10:48 am

    These are so pretty! Almost too pretty to eat

  151. December 6, 2011 10:51 am

    mmmm yummy, yummy… Thanks for sharing :)

  152. December 6, 2011 11:27 am

    ooohhhh… they look really delicious! will try to make them this christmas! thanks for sharing this!

  153. ufvision permalink
    December 6, 2011 11:33 am

    these look like the perfect treat :)

  154. December 6, 2011 11:34 am

    Beautiful photos!

  155. December 6, 2011 11:34 am

    I never realized macaroons were so much work.

  156. December 6, 2011 11:36 am

    I don’t like white chocolate but these little darlings I would certainly make an exception for. Delightful!

  157. December 6, 2011 11:37 am

    What a nice surprise to see a blogger I follow on the Freshly Pressed page — congrats!

    These look wonderful. I love peppermint but have never had a peppermint macaroon. Love the idea.

  158. December 6, 2011 11:50 am

    They look so yummy! I love macarons! :)

  159. Summer permalink
    December 6, 2011 12:17 pm

    looks soo yummy!!

  160. December 6, 2011 12:19 pm

    these.look.incredible

  161. December 6, 2011 12:19 pm

    nice! check out my blog, i have some reciepe’s too :)

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  162. December 6, 2011 12:48 pm

    These look fabulous! I’ve been dying to try a new macaron recipe after the epic failure that was my last one which turned into a sad tray of little pastel puddles *sob.

    Yours look lovely, I can’t wait to make them!

  163. December 6, 2011 1:54 pm

    Hope they taste as amazing as they look!

  164. December 6, 2011 2:53 pm

    looks delish!! could be a new holiday fave!! thanks so much!

  165. December 6, 2011 2:57 pm

    this is one of what people have lived for. :D

  166. December 6, 2011 2:57 pm

    Sounds DELICIOUS! I can’t wait to try this! The thing I love best about the holidays is the abundance of peppermint flavors! yes!

    • December 6, 2011 5:25 pm

      Absolutely! Can’t get enough peppermint. I recently had the idea to put a mint tea bag with hot chocolate. Will have to try it to make sure it tastes good though.

  167. December 6, 2011 4:10 pm

    OMG these look delicious!!

    Smooth, fluffy, sweet!….what a tasty holiday treat!:)

  168. imogenlikeswords permalink
    December 6, 2011 5:00 pm

    these look spectacular!

  169. December 6, 2011 5:12 pm

    These look just as good as the ones in the professional bakeries near me (I live in Paris, the birthplace of macarons). Love the useful tips and good post!

  170. December 6, 2011 5:24 pm

    These look absolutely delicious!

  171. December 6, 2011 5:32 pm

    Looks terribly sweet :) Although they look totally chic!

  172. December 6, 2011 5:51 pm

    Hmm! Are maroons french ? they look like a fench pasterie to me

  173. December 6, 2011 6:09 pm

    Oooh…these look so yummy! I love peppermint flavored anything! Thanks for the recipe!

  174. December 6, 2011 6:12 pm

    EEEEEE! Thank you, so festive and sounds delicious!

  175. diana permalink
    December 6, 2011 6:36 pm

    Yumm….. the taste of peppermint and white chocolate!!! Brings back memories of my grandmother cynthia and christmas at her house. she used to make us that special hot chocolate pancake breakfeast!

  176. December 6, 2011 6:39 pm

    When I stop by in a couple of weeks please leave some out for me :-)

    Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas!

  177. December 6, 2011 6:52 pm

    I just emailed this link to a friend who isn’t as “challenged” as I am in the cookie making department. These are the perfect festive cookie for Christmas. Thanks

  178. bleucrayonz permalink
    December 6, 2011 7:35 pm

    i drooled a little bit..

  179. December 6, 2011 7:40 pm

    They look amazing! I really want to make a baked good with peppermint and you have sooo inspired me! Can’t wait to try this :-)

  180. Katrina permalink
    December 6, 2011 7:48 pm

    They look so scrumptious!
    And I just ate dinnner; and am hungry AGAIN

  181. December 6, 2011 8:08 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thank you for the post!

  182. December 6, 2011 8:09 pm

    wooowww hey give it to me …

  183. December 6, 2011 8:47 pm

    Oh, I love macaroons! My mom gave me a book about making macaroons so it’s been one of my goals to tackle them for a long time!! These look fabulous!

  184. December 6, 2011 8:52 pm

    these are so unique with the peppermint flavor, cant wait to make some!

  185. December 6, 2011 9:46 pm

    Yum! Can’t wait to try these!

  186. yatifadeolie permalink
    December 6, 2011 10:04 pm

    Gorgeous! You make me wanna start baking again. :)

  187. December 6, 2011 10:24 pm

    What a Festive Treat for the Holidays! Thanks for sharing and Congrats on being FP.

  188. December 6, 2011 10:34 pm

    These look really good! I’m doing a 25 days of Cookie challenge right now and was thinking of doing macarons, maybe this is my recipe to do! Thanks!

  189. December 6, 2011 10:51 pm

    Wow! These look amazing!!!

  190. December 6, 2011 11:42 pm

    They look delicious, I am going to try this amazing recipe.
    thank you,

  191. December 7, 2011 12:25 am

    They look and sound like they would be so yummy! I am addicted to macarons, but haven’t been game enough to try to make them myself yet! xox Evelyn

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  193. December 7, 2011 1:04 am

    Oh my goodness they look so good.

  194. December 7, 2011 2:18 am

    Your images are what grabbed me, but your words are what inspire me. Living in Tokyo I am constantly near one fabulous boulangerie after the next and often they have beautiful goods including macarons. As to be expected they are tremendously expensive and I have often felt intimidated to even think about making these myself, but with your help, I just might try it!
    Thanks!

  195. Shannon permalink
    December 7, 2011 3:29 am

    They look so light and fluffy!

    I definitely want to try this recipe out :)

  196. green tea girl permalink
    December 7, 2011 3:30 am

    oishidesu ne ^_^

  197. December 7, 2011 4:09 am

    I feel hungry now :) Nice blog

  198. December 7, 2011 4:44 am

    These look delightful. Macaroons all the way! :)

  199. December 7, 2011 4:46 am

    Hej from Sweden,

    DELICIOUS LOOKING AND BEAUTIFUL ON TOP OF THAT !!!!

    Thanks for posting!!!!!

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  200. December 7, 2011 6:07 am

    Amazing… Wonder if they taste so…
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  201. December 7, 2011 7:03 am

    Delish – macaroons are my favourite thing to bake. Beautiful pictures too.
    I started off using a chocolate ganache for my filling, but buttercream icing is really nice and not too rich! I’d definitely recommend…but beware: make extra icing, to allow for naughty eating while you’re making it haha!

  202. December 7, 2011 7:48 am

    I keen on macaroons! thank you to share this recipe!

  203. December 7, 2011 8:45 am

    I always wanted to make them..but never did. Yours look perfect! Bet they tasted even better!

  204. December 7, 2011 8:46 am

    Wowzers! Gorgeous!

  205. December 7, 2011 8:47 am

    These look lovely x

  206. December 7, 2011 8:58 am

    OMG! Salmon colour! I want one! :D

  207. December 7, 2011 9:12 am

    This looks a-maaazing!

  208. December 7, 2011 9:49 am

    Congrats on being FP!! This is an awesome blog post and your pictures are great! Happy Holidays! xo

  209. December 7, 2011 10:05 am

    Looks great!

  210. December 7, 2011 10:11 am

    These look AMAZING!!

  211. sapphy03 permalink
    December 7, 2011 10:40 am

    Looks quite tempting and perfect for a holiday!

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  212. December 7, 2011 11:13 am

    Really makes it difficult to stay on my less than 2000 calorie intake per day when i come across something like this. A friend sent me a low calorie cake mix and it works great for me.
    Mix angel food cake with any other cake mix you desire mix well and then take 3 tablespoon and mix with 2 tablespoon water and microwave for 1 minute. Tasty and low calorie intake.

  213. December 7, 2011 11:28 am

    oh, so beautiful! too cute :)

  214. December 7, 2011 11:43 am

    yUMMMy!!!!!!…waaaahhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…………m bakin it oN SAturdaY..!!!!!!!!!.

  215. December 7, 2011 12:20 pm

    Oohh! They look soo delicious! ;) Perfect for Christmas!!!!!

  216. Prettylittleraindrops. permalink
    December 7, 2011 2:11 pm

    These look so nice! Reallly want one! haha

  217. December 7, 2011 2:26 pm

    Beautiful! I’ve just recently discovered macarons through a local pastry shop, and they are positively delicious, but seem a little intimidating to bake.

  218. popsicles permalink
    December 7, 2011 2:41 pm

    wow these look like they would taste very good.

  219. December 7, 2011 3:45 pm

    Thank you for posting! I definitely want to try them :) Going to add them to my Pinterest board so I don’t forget!

  220. December 7, 2011 5:16 pm

    You may have answered this question but… why are the egg whites left out uncovered? Is this to dehydrate them?

    Congrats on FP!

    • December 7, 2011 5:18 pm

      Yep! When you leave the eggwhites out water can evaporate from them, making them hold a meringue better.

  221. December 7, 2011 5:23 pm

    What a delight!

  222. December 7, 2011 6:20 pm

    They look amazing, my favorite are tiramisu macarons. Jummy!

  223. December 7, 2011 7:31 pm

    They look delicious. So much for Dieting 101!

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  225. December 7, 2011 7:54 pm

    wow.. just based on the # of comments I want these cookies .. man they look so fluffy and sweet!

  226. December 7, 2011 8:28 pm

    Oh I must try these right away! The look delish!!! :c)

  227. December 7, 2011 8:58 pm

    Beautiful and delicious!

  228. nicolehubbard10 permalink
    December 7, 2011 9:14 pm

    I should make some for Christmas this year. They look delicious and I love White Chocolate and Peppermint. They are both my favs. Yummy!

  229. Life as Mia permalink
    December 7, 2011 9:24 pm

    This looks amazing! I am having an urge for cookies now… Aww… :D

    • December 8, 2011 8:04 am

      i couldn’t agree more, i haven’t even had breakfast yet XD

  230. December 7, 2011 10:18 pm

    Those look sinfully delicious. I suck at cooking but I may need to attempt these cuz they look that great! :)

  231. December 7, 2011 10:20 pm

    I love macarons – one of the best things about France. I haven’t tried this particular flavor before and I have never made them myself. But this may tempt me to try.

  232. December 7, 2011 10:22 pm

    I never had macaron with peppermint – only cheese. It tastes so good. Sometimes butter, but only when you first take it out of the water. You let all the water run off, and then put it in a bowl and put butter on it, and then the cheese, and maybe a little milk, and BAM! Great mac and cheese.

  233. December 7, 2011 10:30 pm

    These look festive and fun, perfect for the holiday season! I made my very first macaroons earlier this fall. We enjoyed them, and I appreciate your tips … I’d like to perfect my skill at these! Mar

  234. December 7, 2011 11:12 pm

    I will try the recipe this weekend. It looks very good. I like trying news things each year and this has been added to my list. I love peppermint and white chocolate so this should be perfect for me.

  235. December 7, 2011 11:47 pm

    mmmhh delicious.. i wanna taste it

  236. December 8, 2011 12:34 am

    From one chef to another.White Chocolate ganache is trully heavenly !!!!
    Great reciepe, Bravo !!!

  237. December 8, 2011 2:47 am

    These look amazing!! I’m going to try baking them for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!!

  238. December 8, 2011 3:17 am

    Congrats on the freshly pressed!

    Those Macarons look amazing, and your blog is gorgeous! I just went through the wholl thing, drooling all the way! congrats!

    Love that you’re in the Philly area, I grew up near there, and in DE. The cheese shop in Chestnut Hill and I have good memories together!

    Love it!

  239. kayenyakie permalink
    December 8, 2011 6:18 am

    perfectly delightful!

  240. December 8, 2011 10:00 am

    Love macarons! Love peppermint! I’m definitely going to try these and hope they don’t end up like grainy lumps on my cookie sheet…

  241. December 8, 2011 10:49 am

    Sweet fit pink

  242. December 8, 2011 1:06 pm

    Reblogged this on braingymdublin and commented:
    They look too good to eat !

  243. December 8, 2011 1:25 pm

    These are SOOOOOOOOO good. I cant get enough.

  244. December 8, 2011 3:32 pm

    Okay so I’ve been inspired to try making these delicious little morsels for the second time – the first time they really gave me a run for my money. These look great though.
    Thanks for sharing!

  245. December 8, 2011 4:11 pm

    So goog

  246. December 8, 2011 5:14 pm

    These look absolutely scrumptious, let’s see how they look after I give it a try.

  247. salpimientaycia permalink
    December 8, 2011 5:28 pm

    they look great, I would like to be eating one of them right now!!!

  248. December 8, 2011 5:47 pm

    I Want to eat all of that thing. until my mouth will become reddish.. lolz

  249. December 8, 2011 6:23 pm

    These macaroons look amazing..thanks for the recipe.

  250. December 8, 2011 7:43 pm

    Mmmmm, those look so yummy.

  251. December 8, 2011 9:04 pm

    OMGOSH LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  252. December 9, 2011 7:24 am

    Wow they look delicious!!! Will try baking this christmas, thank you :)

  253. December 9, 2011 8:14 am

    Tgose look amazing! I had just pinned a photo of macarons on my pinterest page! Am going to try and pin these!

  254. heidicakes permalink
    December 9, 2011 8:16 am

    such precious little creations! How darling would they be featured at a baby shower for a little girl.

  255. December 9, 2011 8:26 am

    Those tips are so useful! Will definitely try. I made beautiful macarons from the laduree recipe but they weren’t as shiny or as smooth as I’d have liked.

  256. December 9, 2011 9:56 am

    I love your photos! <3

  257. December 9, 2011 10:26 am

    Oh god, that looks absolutely delicious.

  258. December 9, 2011 11:50 am

    Mmmm….These macaroons are looking so tasty!By the way, cool recepie!

  259. James Agee permalink
    December 9, 2011 2:01 pm

    Wow, those look quite delicious, I have never had one before but I seriously would like to try one of those!

  260. December 9, 2011 3:19 pm

    I love pink! So delicious Macaron!

  261. December 9, 2011 3:38 pm

    C’est divin !

  262. December 9, 2011 3:40 pm

    They look absolutely beautiful. Do you think if I use coloring paste instead of the liquid coloring it would still work as well?

    • December 10, 2011 11:22 am

      I think paste would work better since its usually more saturated. I would just add little at a time until you get the shade you like

  263. December 9, 2011 3:49 pm

    Oh, heart ache, these look just gorgeous! And coarse almond meal, sweet genius! On a brave day, I’m going to try these.

  264. December 9, 2011 4:11 pm

    Yum! They look amazing!

  265. December 9, 2011 5:47 pm

    Wow… those macarons look GOOD!!!! Wanna try this. Must try this. Thanks for sharing and being in freshly pressed.

  266. December 9, 2011 6:47 pm

    Reblogged this on snowflakesxo.

  267. December 9, 2011 7:55 pm

    I love macarons and a Christmas peppermint kind sounds perfect for this time of year – thanks for sharing!

  268. wemeetparis permalink
    December 9, 2011 8:45 pm

    yum yum yum!!!

  269. December 9, 2011 8:53 pm

    I’m gearing up to make some white chocolate/peppermint treats myself this weekend, and this recipe looks like a fab way to incorporate them both!

  270. December 10, 2011 7:22 am

    this is christmas temptation, i need a holiday so i will enjoy my tempting food

  271. December 10, 2011 9:44 am

    wow that looks really good.
    i am craving macaroons right know! lol

    Lea

  272. Anna permalink
    December 10, 2011 9:46 am

    That looks unimaginably yummy!

  273. December 10, 2011 11:05 am

    Adorable, festive, and delicious, I’m sure. I think that I may have a new Xmas cookie to add to my list.

  274. December 10, 2011 2:20 pm

    They look really good and your photos are also top notch. These would be great with a nice cup of tea I feel.

  275. December 10, 2011 6:15 pm

    Thank you for making these, I have always been fascinated by the beauty of French Macaroons.

  276. December 10, 2011 6:40 pm

    These look great! What a delicious sounding flavour combo!

  277. December 10, 2011 8:02 pm

    Evil! hahaha how do I live without trying one of those?
    Is that Polkagris next to it? Are you Swedish?

    Love from Stockholm,
    /D

  278. December 10, 2011 8:59 pm

    These looks so good:) :)

  279. December 10, 2011 11:30 pm

    those look delicious, and just in theme with the holidays. I am envious of your baking skills!

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  280. crispybit permalink
    December 11, 2011 12:58 am

    Wow love this, really!!!!! They look like they are little whimsical treats of goodness!

  281. A Crafty Traveler permalink
    December 11, 2011 5:49 am

    Those look absolutely amazing!! I’ve never made macaroons before but I’d like to give them a go sometime to test my baking muscle! The photos are lovely as well. Merry Christmas!

  282. December 11, 2011 6:13 am

    I am a little bit scared to attempt these – they look so difficult. They are very pretty

  283. December 11, 2011 6:19 am

    They look so pink, tasty and nutritious! Thank you for that post, I shoulf try the recipe out! ^_^

  284. December 11, 2011 9:00 am

    These look awesome! I know what I will be doing my next snowy weekend. If it happens to be after Christmas, that’s okay, because these cookies would also be great for Valentines Day! Thank you for sharing and congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

  285. December 11, 2011 9:31 am

    These look quite amazing! they look too good to be true, also I know that if I were to bake these, they would not turn out as well…

  286. December 11, 2011 11:54 am

    This is beautiful, I loved so much… Congratulations on being Freshly pressed. Thank you, with my love, nia

  287. December 11, 2011 1:05 pm

    These look amazing, think i’ll have to give them a try.

  288. December 11, 2011 1:35 pm

    Amazing pictures!

  289. December 11, 2011 2:18 pm

    These look mouthwatering! I went to MasterChef Live recently and saw some interesting savoury macarons like charcoal, tomato and parmesan and fennel. I’d never thought of trying savoury ones before!

  290. December 11, 2011 2:44 pm

    These look delicious! Thanks for the recipe! I too like to cook but, I’m not very good at baking. I have a blog too but, it’s not about baking. Check it out at http://www.whatsup23.wordpress.com

  291. December 11, 2011 3:18 pm

    Looks delicious!

  292. elitecuisine permalink
    December 11, 2011 4:23 pm

    These look great!

  293. December 11, 2011 4:46 pm

    I need to make macaroons as my next recipe. I have almond flour in the fridge…I’m on it.

  294. December 11, 2011 4:53 pm

    woooooo… that right there might be amazing.. a must try

  295. Lindsay Amabile permalink
    December 11, 2011 6:04 pm

    These look delicious!!

  296. December 11, 2011 8:45 pm

    hmmm.. nyummy… yum yum.. :D

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  297. December 11, 2011 8:51 pm

    Love this idea! I wish I could make these, but I know I’d just have to eat them all as no one in my family likes chocolate and mint flavors together. (they’re all crazy.)

    Especially Hubs (the subject of most of my blogs), he doesn’t even like mint chocolate chip ice cream!

    But these look super good…great post!

  298. December 11, 2011 9:45 pm

    These look delicious. I’ll have to try making them sometime. They sound absolutely wonderful.

  299. December 11, 2011 10:11 pm

    So pretty. I’d like to make something like this one day, but I might be too lazy. Nice work though.

  300. December 11, 2011 10:58 pm

    they look fabulous – a great recipe and photography?

  301. December 12, 2011 12:19 am

    This is so impressive! Keep up the awesome blog :)

  302. December 12, 2011 4:03 am

    These look awesome and might just be the inspiration for me to get in the kitchen and do some seasonal baking! Thanks for the recipe too!

  303. December 12, 2011 4:55 am

    Congrats on FP! I picked your blog to read as soon as I saw it. The picture is delicious and gorgeous at the same time. Phenomenal photography, beautiful blog. I wish I could make those but they seem to be out of my baking league. I would mess them up for sure :)

  304. Holistic Therapies with Paula Kemp permalink
    December 14, 2011 7:52 am

    These look delicious, I have never made macaroons before, but now will after your amazing pictures!

    Well done also for being Fresh Pressed!

  305. December 15, 2011 8:16 am

    ahhh I wanna eat all of them . But Im on diet =)

  306. Parris permalink
    December 15, 2011 7:45 pm

    would milk chocolate or dark chocolate ganache be done the same way?

    • December 15, 2011 8:58 pm

      I’m not sure but when i’ve made chocolate ganache in the past it didn’t include butter, however i would search more specifically for ganache as macaron filling for a better answer.

  307. Kristiina permalink
    December 16, 2011 1:55 am

    Wow those look amazing!!!!

  308. December 16, 2011 10:18 am

    These look amazing! Great shot – what are you shooting with? I too am obsessed with macarons and actually bought them 3x last week at La Maison du Macron here in NYC. I’ve never tried making them – I think it’s a bit too labor intensive for me but applaud your efforts. They look like they were worth while! :)

    • December 16, 2011 10:24 am

      Right now I’m shooting with my boyfriend’s Canon G9, but hoping Santa brings me something shiny and new this year!
      Thanks for checking out my macs- the great thing about them is that, despite them being labor intensive they last awhile, actually get chewier over time!

  309. December 16, 2011 5:07 pm

    These look amazing! Peppermint and white chocolate isn’t a flavour combination I would have really thought of, so I will definitely be giving it a go after reading this.

    E x

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  310. December 19, 2011 2:13 am

    A perfect Christmas treat! I want to bake some of these too!

  311. December 19, 2011 6:28 am

    Look very delicious and yummy…..thanks for the recipe.

  312. December 19, 2011 1:29 pm

    These look amazing!

  313. December 20, 2011 11:14 am

    Cute colors, lovely ^.^~

  314. December 23, 2011 1:44 pm

    This recipe inspires me to start baking soon…Love it!

  315. December 25, 2011 11:26 pm

    They look lovely, and so yummmy looking~

  316. December 30, 2011 4:02 pm

    what else can i say, it looks very very yummy!

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  318. January 2, 2012 11:36 am

    Mmmmm. Peppermint. Delicious and non-flammable. Beat that, Blue Guy!

  319. January 3, 2012 9:26 pm

    Well I tried your recipe but not with any good results, I will admit that I don’t bake and that my over is both possessed and old. I have been teaching myself classic French cooking for two years, I did successfully make an French Apple Tart with Creme Anglaise but that’s all the baking I’ve done except for a bundt cake or two. I followed your instructions and all but mine came out like little crunchy cookie buttons. I halved the cooking time but still made the same result.I went to a lot of expense and trouble and would like any help in finding where I went wrong.
    Thanks
    Glen

    • January 3, 2012 10:36 pm

      Sorry to hear yours didn’t turn out! These were only my second attempt but the first time I tried macarons the shells were very crunchy and hard. It is a difficult treat to make, and I’m sure i still have failed attempts in my future- don’t lose hope!

      A few things that could have happened:
      if your dry ingredients/ almond flour was too coarse the batter may turn out too stiff (this happened my first time). Try using fine almond meal and processing in a food processor longer.

      You also could have under-folded the ingredients, not allowing the batter to loosen more.

      These are very temperamental little suckers, so even unstable oven temperature could cause an issue. I hope i’ve helped some! Good luck in your baking endeavors!

      *allie*

  320. January 22, 2012 12:42 pm

    It’s actually a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m happy that you just shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  321. April 22, 2012 5:19 pm

    These looks great and I love the pictures. I’ve never had a macaroon before, but I’m scared to make one. I don’t think I could pull it off. Thanks for posting.

  322. Gen permalink
    June 5, 2012 3:48 am

    My kids would so love to eat these macaroons! They have just visited the dentists in Houston and according to them, they’re cavity free.

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