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These Strawberry Macarons Are Pink and Beautiful

This amazing strawberry macarons recipe not only tastes good but it looks good, too! You’re going to love these tasty treats – perfect for parties or weddings.

Beautiful Strawberry Macarons Recipe

I’m a big fan of beautiful food (I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to pretty eats!).

When it comes down to it, I’d eat a pile of chocolate and ice cream and crushed graham cracker no matter what it looked like, but if it can look good in addition to tasting good . . . that’s always preferred.

Especially when it comes to what you are serving at a party or wedding. You want it to be cute, right? And that’s how it goes for this strawberry macarons recipe.

What do you think about these little cuties for a Valentine’s Day treat or an Easter dessert? They’d be great for a summer shindig as well. I love the pink so much . . . it reminds me of fluffy bunnies and all the happy things!

Strawberry macarons with strawberry filling

Strawberry Macaron Recipe

Aren’t they so pretty? They are pink and pretty and perfect for celebrations (what about a baby shower?).

This macarons recipe is particularly awesome because they are strawberry flavored and oh-so-tasty! You’re going to love these. I promise!

But before we jump into the recipe, there is one important question to answer:

Are macarons really that hard to make?

Yes and no. A macarons recipe has quite a few things that you need to get right, so I’d say don’t expect your first batch to be perfect. At least make a 1/2 or 1/4 batch so that you can a little bit of practice.

Just make sure you use the recommended tools and follow the steps exactly. And cut yourself a bit of slack as you try baking like the French!

If you have any issues making your macarons, this troubleshooting guide is really helpful.

Can you use regular flour to make macarons?

No. Actually, there are no grains in macarons. The almond “flour” doesn’t have any wheat in it – just crushed almonds.

The almonds have been crushed very, very fine. You definitely shouldn’t try a substitution for this in any macarons recipe – you won’t get the desired results.

Ready to get the recipe? Keep reading!

Strawberry macarons recipe with confetti sprinkles

Strawberry Macarons

Cookies

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 egg whites (set out overnight)
  • 3 T granulated sugar
  • gel food coloring

Filling

  • 1 cup butter
  • ¼ c strawberry preserves
  • ½ c powdered sugar
  • sprinkles (optional)

Tools

  • parchment paper
  • mixer
  • food processor
  • large bowl
  • 1 1/4″ circle template
  • pencil
  • piping bags – two
  • scissors
  • sifter/sieve

Prep: Set whites out overnight (this is called “aging” the egg whites). On a sheet of parchment paper, trace 1 ¼” circles, each 1 – 2″ apart.

After you’ve traced the templates, flip the parchment paper over. This need to be refrigerated for 24 – 48 hours before serving.

1. Combine almond flour and powdered sugar into the bowl of a food processor. Turn on high for 2 – 3 minutes until almond flour is fine. Sift the flour and sugar together into a large bowl.

If there are any pieces of almond flour left, process again until fine. You don’t want to have any more than 3 T of almond flour left in the sifter, which you can discard. Set aside.

2. Add the egg whites into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Turn on medium-high. Once the whites are frothy, slowly add the granulated sugar.

Continue to whisk until stiff peaks form. When you take out the whisk, the egg whites should stand completely straight, and not fall over to the side at all. This is your meringue.

Food coloring added to French macarons meringue

3. Add a drop of gel food coloring to the meringue and slowly add flour mixture in three separate batches. Fold flour into the meringue.

Once all the flour has been added, the color should be completely distributed throughout the batter.

Add macarons batter to a piping bag

4. Add batter to a piping bag and cut the bottom, leaving a 3/4″ hole to pipe. Gently pipe the batter (forming a circular cookie) onto the parchment paper template. Let them sit for 20 – 30 minutes until dry. Lightly touch a cookie and if it’s slightly hardened and not tacky, they are ready to bake.

Dry macarons sitting on parchment paper

5. Bake at 350 for 6 minutes, then rotate the cookie sheet and bake for an additional 6 minutes. Allow to cool completely before adding filling.

French macarons filling

Make the filling: In the bowl of stand mixer, whip together butter, preserves, and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add to a piping bag and snip off the end, leaving a ½” hole to pipe.

Filling piped onto the top of a macaron

To finish, pipe the filling onto a cooled cookie and top with another cookie. Cover and refrigerate for 24 – 48 hours before serving.

Sprinkles on the sides of French macarons

You can add sprinkles to the edges of the strawberry macarons filling if you like.

Yield: 20 cookies

Strawberry Macarons

Beautiful Strawberry Macarons Recipe

These amazing strawberry macarons recipe not only tastes good but it looks good, too! You're going to love these tasty treats - perfect for parties and weddings.

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 12 minutes

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 egg white(s), (set out overnight)
  • 3 T sugar
  • gel food coloring

Filling

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • sprinkles

Instructions

Prep

  1. Set whites out overnight (this is called "aging" the egg whites). On a sheet of parchment paper, trace 1 ¼" circles each 1 - 2" apart. After you’ve traced the templates, flip the parchment paper over. These need to be refrigerated for 24 - 48 hours before serving.

Macarons

  1. Combine almond flour and powdered sugar into the bowl of a food processor. Turn on high for 2 - 3 minutes until almond flour is fine. Sift the flour and sugar together into a large bowl. If there are any pieces of almond flour left, process again until fine. You don’t want to have any more than 3 T of almond flour left in the sifter, which you can discard. Set aside.
  2. Add the egg whites into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Turn on medium-high. Once the whites are frothy, slowly add the granulated sugar. Continue to whisk until stiff peaks form. When you take out the whisk, the egg whites should stand completely straight, and not fall over to the side at all. This is your meringue.
  3. Add a drop of gel food coloring to the meringue and slowly add flour mixture in three separate batches. Fold flour into the meringue. Once all the flour has been added, the color should be completely distributed throughout the batter.
  4. Add batter to a piping bag and cut the bottom, leaving a 3/4" hole to pipe. Gently pipe the batter (forming a circular cookie) onto the parchment paper template. Let them sit for 20 - 30 minutes until dry. Lightly touch a cookie and if it’s slightly hardened and not tacky, they are ready to bake.
  5. Bake at 350 for 6 minutes, then rotate the cookie sheet and bake for an additional 6 minutes. Allow to cool completely before adding filling.

Filling

  1. In the bowl of stand mixer, whip together butter, preserves, and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add to a piping bag and snip off the end, leaving a ½" hole to pipe.
  2. To finish, pipe the filling onto a cooled cookie and top with another cookie. Cover and refrigerate for 24 - 48 hours before serving.
  3. You can add sprinkles to the edges of the filling if you like.

Notes

This recipe makes between 20 - 25 French macarons.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1 macaron

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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Close up of filling on top of a strawberry macaron
Strawberry macaron with a bite taken out of it

These strawberry macarons are almost too delicious to eat! Notice I said “almost” . . .

Would you ever try these? I’d love to know in the comments!


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fostyer

Monday 2nd of July 2018

good post.thank you

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