Bubblegum Macarons

Bubblegum Macarons

My daughter has been asking to make Macarons for months.  They are her absolute favorite cookie ever.  Strange, right?  She’s eleven!  But anywhere we go that has them, the first thing out of her mouth is, “Mom, look!  Macarons!  We need to buy some.”

It’s not that I haven’t wanted to make them.  They just intimidate the heck out of me.  They are so “fancy” looking and any recipe where you have to weigh the ingredients to make sure the are perfectly measured?  Yikes.  But I gave in and we went to work.

My daughter picked out the flavor.  She wanted to make Root Beer Float Macarons.  That sounded pretty good to me.  Sadly, we overwhipped the egg whites after adding our rood beer flavoring and had to start over.  We used all of the root beer flavoring so we had to make her second flavor choice – bubble gum.  (I wasn’t nearly as thrilled over this flavor choice.)  But, she was the captain of this macaron ship so we went for it.  We found the recipe here for Root Beer Float Macarons and substituted the bubble gum flavoring for the root beer.

They weren’t nearly as difficult to make as I had first thought but they were a tad time consuming.  Measuring out the ingredients, sifting, waiting.  But it was so worth it.  My daughter was so happy with how they turned out.

Measure all of the ingredients and set aside.

Bubblegum Macarons

Sift the almond flour and powdered sugar together.

Bubblegum Macarons

Whip the egg whites and sugar until stiff peaks form.  Do not overmix or else it’ll turn back into liquid form.  (I know this because this is exactly what we did on the first batch.)

The hardest part for me was making them the same size.  Having a Macaron mat would definitely help.  My daughter decided she would eat all the wonky sizes so I guess it wasn’t a problem (according to her.)

Bubblegum Macarons

Make sure you tap the pan on the counter to get out any air bubbles and then let your pans sit on the counter for about 30 minutes.  This step is important because it puts a think crust on your cookies so that when they bake, a “foot” will appear.

I’m pretty sure my daughter ate as much frosting as she piped onto the cookies.

Bubblegum Macarons

They got the thumbs up from my daughter.  She loves, loves, loves them!  She’s already planning the next batch we make.

Bubblegum Macarons

We were so pleased with how they turned out!  They aren’t perfect, but they are delicious.

Bubblegum Macarons

We’re already thinking about all the other flavors of Macarons we’re going to make.

Bubblegum Macarons

Bubblegum Macarons

Ingredients

    For the Macarons
  • 4 oz. almond flour
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 oz. egg whites
  • 2 1/2 oz. sugar
  • 1 tsp. bubble gum oil (I use LorAnn)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • For the Filling
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temp.)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. bubble gum oil
  • 1 tsp, vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp. milk
  • Pink gel coloring (Optional)

Instructions

  1. Measure out all of your macaron ingredients first. This really makes it so much easier.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, pour in egg whites, salt, and sugar. Beat on med-high until stiff peaks form. Very gently fold in the flavoring. Do not overmix!
  3. While your meringue is beating, sift your almond flour and powdered sugar into a bowl. Once all is sifted you should have some small bits of almond flour that were too large to pass through. If there is a tsp. or less, you just leave them out, if there is more you will want to send them through a food processor to grind them up before pouring into the batter.
  4. Very gently, fold the egg whites into the flour mixture. Don't overmix!
  5. Using a small round tip and piping bag, pipe small 1-1.5 inch circles onto either a macaron mat or parchment paper. Either way you need to remember you batter will spread a bit so you don’t want to pipe all the way to the sides or the circle.
  6. Gently tap your pans on the counter to get out any air bubbles.
  7. Let sit for about 30 minutes. This step is important if you want your Macarons to have "feet" on them (which they must.)
  8. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  9. Bake for approx- 13 minutes.
  10. Let cool completely before trying to remove from the pan.
  11. To make the filling
  12. Beat butter in a stand mixer until smooth. Add powdered sugar, flavoring and vanilla. Add small amounts of milk until you have the consistency you need.
  13. Gently pipe filling on the underside of one Macaron. Find a like sized Macaron and make a sandwich. Make sure you don't push too hard on the cookies, they will break.
  14. Macarons are best eaten right away. Store in an airtight container.
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Bubblegum Macarons

Are you ready for more cookies?  I’m participating in the Fill the Cookie Jar linky party.  A group of great bloggers get together every month and make cookies (um, hello?!  Yes, please.)

 


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Comments

  1. They look pretty perfect to me. What a fun project to do with your daughter.

  2. Macarons are so much work, but a great accomplishment! Bubble gum is a fun flavor!

  3. These are so pretty. They’d be perfect for a sleepover party or a get together with girlfriends.

  4. Awww, the smile says it all – good work!

  5. How terrific, I love cooking with the kids and making macarons is a great project. The cookies look so perfect. I haven’t attempted macaroons yet, I’ll have to give it a try when I have some time. The bubblegum macarons would be a hit with my grandson.

  6. What a fun cookie…they look delicious!

  7. Wow! These came out fabulously. I have been afraid to try making these because I too thought they were too hard. Now I want to try the root beer ones. I’m sure my son would go for the bubble gum.

  8. What a fun idea! Your daughter looks like a true macaron lover! So cute!

  9. Those are some good looking macarons! We are fans of them as well. Never had a bubble gum one before but now I really need to try one!

  10. They turned out great! I’ve only made them once and they didn’t turn out nearly as pretty as yours.

  11. I have to admit, I have always been afraid to make macarons. It looks like your daughter had such a good time creating such a yummy flavor of cookies. I am so glad you are a part of the Film The Cookie Jar group! See you next month.

  12. What a yummy flavor combination! I’ve never seen bubblegum oil, but would love to try these!