Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Macarons to Welcome in #ChristmasCookies Week

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These lovely Macarons are tinted green and filled with a layer of our son Anthony's Christmas jam. They are a fun and festive addition to your Christmas Cookie Platter.

And they are my first recipe as we celebrate Christmas Cookie Week.......

Thank you to Ellen at Family Around the Table and Christie at A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting #ChristmasCookiesWeek.

Ellen and Christie have arranged for us to share a slew of Christmas Cookies with our readers all week long.  Not only that, Ellen has also arranged for a fantastic giveaway for some of our lucky readers featuring wonderful products from our sponsors.  You will find more information on that and be given a chance to enter to win at the bottom of this post.

Let me tell you people, who don't already know this.....I am a procrastinator.  I did not start baking for this event until this past Friday.  Macarons are fussy.  These are not, by any means, perfect Macarons.

Did I tell you I waited until Friday to make these.  Then on Friday, I threw out the first batch and made a second batch.  Those got thrown out as well. round tip went down into the garbage disposal and got mangled.  Hence, when I made these on Saturday...I had to use a star tip.

The only thing that went right each time was that the cookies never stuck, thanks to this wonderful Silpat provided by one of our Sponsors.  You have an opportunity to win your own Silpat along with many other prizes by entering the raffle at the bottom of this post.

I tinted the outside of my cookies green and filled them with a red Christmas jam that our son, Tony, made for us.  It has all the warm, comforting spices that you associate with the Holidays.  You can use any red jam, jelly or frosting that you wish.

Before I share my recipe let's take a look at what other cookies are being shared today.

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Christmas Macarons

These lovely Macarons are tinted green and filled with a layer of our son Anthony's Christmas jam. They are a fun and festive addition to your Christmas Cookie Platter.
prep time: 20 minscook time: 12 minstotal time: 32 mins


1/2 c. almond flour
3/4 c. powdered sugar
2 egg whites, room temperature
1-2 drops green food coloring
2 T. caster sugar
Christmas Jam (or your favorite red jam or filling)


Sift together the almond flour and the powdered sugar.  Set aside.

Place egg whites in large bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment.  Beat on medium speed until foamy.  Add the food coloring and continue mixing until egg whites are tinted.  With the mixer still on medium speed gradually add the caster sugar and beat until glossy and holding peaks.  Do not increase speed on mixer, be patient, it takes a little time.

Sift the flour/sugar mixture over the top of the egg whites and gently fold in.  Scoop the mixture into a large pastry bag fitted with 1/2" round tip.  Pipe 1 1/2" rounds onto two large baking sheets covered with parchment paper.  Set aside and let rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 hours.

Place in a preheated 300* oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tops don't feel sticky to the touch.  Cool on baking sheets set onto wire racks.

When completely cool, spread a thin layer of jam on the bottom of a shell and top with a second shell.  Repeat with remaining shells.

These cookies are best refrigerated overnight before serving and can be refrigerated up to 3 days.
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  1. I never tried making macarons. I need to change that. Merry Christmas Wendy!

    1. They can be fussy Cindy but you get a lot of satisfaction when they turn out well.

  2. I haven't gotten up the courage to try macarons yet, but I really want to! Love the idea of sandwiching them with jam :)


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