Peppermint Macarons

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Peppermint Macarons

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 22 macarons


For the Macaron Shells:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 grams egg white powder optional
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Red food coloring

For the Peppermint Buttercream:

  • 1 1/3 cups confectioners’ sugar sifted
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 -1 tablespoon milk or water if necessary


For the Macaron Shells:

  • Before we begin, gather all your ingredients and prepare your piping bag with a round tip.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Sift together the powdered sugar and almond flour.
  • In a heatproof bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, egg white powder (if using), and egg whites until the sugar is melted.
  • Transfer the mixture to a stand mixer and whip until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold in the sifted almond flour and powdered sugar until you get a glossy and thick batter.
  • Pipe the batter onto the prepared baking sheets and let them sit for 20-40 minutes to dry.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 310°F for 15-20 minutes until they have formed feet and are golden brown.
  • Let them cool completely before filling.

For the Peppermint Buttercream:

  • Beat the butter until creamy, then gradually add in the sifted confectioners’ sugar.
  • Mix in the peppermint extract and add milk or water if needed to reach the desired consistency.


  • Pipe a dollop of peppermint buttercream onto half of the macaron shells and sandwich them with the remaining shells.
  • Roll the edges of the macarons in crushed peppermint candy for a festive touch.
  • Place the macarons in the fridge and let them mature for 24 hours before serving.


These macarons can be frozen for up to 2 months in an airtight container or stored in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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