Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Candy Cane Macarons Recipe

Candy Cane Macarons Recipe

By Tracey

Candy Cane Macarons

from Tartlette via Annie’s Eats

(Note: only weight measurements were provided and I didn’t attempt to convert to volume measurments. You’ll have the best results if you stick with weights and use a scale to make these.)


Macaron Shells

  • 200 grams confectioners’ sugar
  • 110 grams almonds (blanched, slivered, or sliced)
  • 90 grams egg whites (aged at room temperature for 1 day)
  • 25 grams granulated sugar

Peppermint Swiss Meringue Buttercream Filling

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg whites (about 60 grams)
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • crushed candy canes, for garnish


Line two rimmed baking sheets with silicone baking mats (or parchment paper, but I have better results with the silicone baking mats).

To make the macarons: Add the confectioners’ sugar and almonds to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on medium-high speed until foamy. With the mixer still running, slowly add the sugar. Beat the mixture until it is shiny and stiff peaks form. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold the almond mixture into the egg white mixture – you want to work quickly but try not to deflate the egg whites too much. Fold until no streaks remain; the batter will be thick (thicker than I expected) and should fall from the rubber spatula in thick ribbons.

Transfer the batter to a piping bag fitted with a plain round tip. Pipe 1-1 1/2 inch rounds onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 1 inch of space between them. Set aside at room temperature for an hour.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 280 F. Bake for about 15-20 minutes – the tops should look dry and matte. (I cheated by removing one from the baking sheet to try it and see if it was done, I’m not experienced enough to be able to tell by appearance.) Transfer the baking sheets to wire racks and let the macarons cool completely.

Meanwhile, make the filling: Add the sugar and egg whites to the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk to combine. Set over a pan of simmering water and heat, whisking almost constantly, until the mixture is hot to the touch and the sugar has dissolved. You can test it by rubbing a bit of the mixture between your fingertips – it shouldn’t feel grainy.

Attach the bowl to your stand mixer which is fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium high speed until the mixture is a fluffy meringue and is cool to the touch, about 6-8 minutes. Cut the butter into 1-inch pieces, and, with the mixer on low, add one at a time, letting each incorporate before adding the next. Increase the speed to medium high and continue beating until the butter is incorporated and the frosting is smooth and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Don’t worry if it looks curdled, just keep beating and it will come together. Mix in the peppermint and vanilla extracts.

Once cool, pair the cookies by size. Transfer the filling to a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip. Pipe frosting onto the flat side of one cookie from each pair – I would typically pipe it in the middle then press the cookies together to push the frosting out to the edge, but these shells are fragile so I actually piped to cover the entire surface before sandwiching the cookies. Roll the sides of the assembled macarons in the crushed cane canes to garnish.

Makes 20 macarons.

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