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Delicious strawberry macarons that are easy to make and kid friendly. The perfect crunchy cookie filled with strawberry buttercream. My fave french dessert.

Strawberry Macarons

Delicious strawberry macarons that are easy to make and kid friendly. The perfect crunchy cookie filled with strawberry buttercream. My fave french dessert
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 25 cookies
Calories 87 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

For Macarons

  • 3 Large Egg Whites at room temperature*
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2-3 Drops of gel red food coloring optional

For Strawberry Buttercream

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) softened
  • 3/4 cups confectioners sugar more if needed
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of fresh strawberry puree strained
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Line 2 cookie sheet pans with parchment paper
  2. Sift almond meal and confectioners sugar together. Discard the bigger bits of almond leftover on the strainer
  3. On the bowl of a mixer, add the egg whites and cream of tartar. Mix using the whisk attachment on medium speed for 5 minutes or until soft peaks form
  4. Slowly add the granulated sugar and the food coloring. Mix on high speed until hard peaks form
  5. Gently fold in the dry ingredients into the egg whites with a spatula. Make sure batter is completely incorporated but do not OVERMIX
  6. Place batter into the piping bag and spoon equal mounds of batter that resemble a circular shape
  7. Let the macarons rest UNBAKED for 30-40 minutes
  8. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Farenheit
  9. Bang the cookie sheets 3-4 times against the counter. This will release the air bubbles inside the cookies
  10. After the macarons have rested, bake for 15-20 minutes or until tops are solid
  11. Remove from oven and let them cool
  12. For Strawberry Buttercream
  13. Mix the butter and confectioners sugar together until creamy
  14. Add the strawberry juice and mix until combined and creamy. Test for flavor, if sweetness is needed, add 1-2 tablespoons of confectioners sugar
  15. Assembly
  16. Place buttercream in a piping bag
  17. Spoon mounds of cream into the center of half of the cookies
  18. Sandwich the other cookie halves into the cookies with the cream
  19. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator

Recipe Notes

*Tips for macaron success:
- Eggs absolutely have to be at room temperature
- Macarons can discolor slightly during the baking process, so add 1-2 extra drops of food coloring
- Let the macarons rest for a minimum of 30-40 minutes BEFORE baking
- It's important no to overmix the batter

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Macarons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.