Macarons are a dessert I haven’t tried yet, but I really want to. I think I’m scared because Macarons are notoriously difficult to make and take a bit of patience. However, I promised myself one day I would try my hand at a few Macaron recipes.
So I went on the search for recipes that I would like to try based on if they sound good to me. I found a bunch and I’m sharing those recipes here. Now I just need to get the courage to try these recipes on my own.
Macaron Tips I’ve Seen
Macarons need to be watched and can be a bit finicky, which is part of the reason why I hesitate in trying to make these delicious treats on my own. However, I have a few friends that have done it and shared their tips.
First, be gentle in the mixing. You don’t want to push out too much of the air or you’ll end up with a runny batter. You want the batter to hold it’s shape.
Second, make sure you give enough dry time before you bake. You want to be able to run your finger gently over the top and have none of the batter come off on your fingertip.
Finally, watch your times closely. It’s pretty easy to overbake these cookies so you’ll want to keep an eye on your tray to make sure that you don’t. The bottoms should be barely changing color in the oven.
Having a great macaron silicone mat will make the entire process a bit easier for sizing. I’ve had friends use parchment paper instead of a mat and they said the macarons still turned out well. However, I think I will be more comfortable using a mat, at least for a little while.
You will probably want a good piping bag and tips as well. I personally prefer this Wilton piping tips and bag set for all of my dessert making and decorating needs. Just make sure you use the big round tip for the macarons.
That same piping tips and bag set will also work well for your fillings. Which I think is the easiest part about making Macarons. It’s also the part where you can get super creative. I’d love to experiment with different flavor combinations like a lemon cookie with a cheesecake filling or something like that.
Speaking of lemon, if you are a fan of lemon desserts you will want to check out my lemon recipes post here.
Macaron Recipes To Try
Below are 15 macaron recipes I’ve gathered that I think would taste amazing.
Milk and Honey Macarons
Key Lime Macarons
Lemon Raspberry Macarons
Hot Cocoa Macarons
Cinnamon Roll Macarons
Caramel Coffee Macarons
Cookie Dough Macarons
Blueberry Cheesecake Macarons
Unique Macaron Recipes
Right now I can’t say if any of these are great until I try them for sure. However, I will say that most of the bloggers mentioned here have never disappointed me with other recipes of theirs. I’m hopeful that all of these will be delicious.
Once I get around to actually making Macarons, I will do my best to come in here and update with my thoughts on each recipe. Here’s hoping they are as delicious as what we can get in the store.
If I like making them and even get good at them, I may even start experimenting with different flavors. I’ll be sure to share those with you here on the blog.
Do you have any Macaron tips you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments below. Follow me on Pinterest for more like this and pin this to your favorite dessert boards.