Pink macarons are delicate and elegant cookies.
You can color macaron shells by using your favorite pink gel or powdered food coloring to create a soft pink macaron cookie.
Pink macarons can be perfect by themselves, or decorated.
Learn how to decorate your own pink macarons below.
12 Pink Macaron Flavors
You can use our pink macaron recipe and fill your macarons with these decadent macaron fillings.
- Cinnamon Macarons
- Raspberry Jam Buttercream Macarons
- Cherry Macarons
- Dark Chocolate Ganache Macarons
- Milk Chocolate Ganache Macarons
- White Chocolate Ganache Macarons
- Baileys Milk Chocolate Ganache Macarons
- Rose Macarons
- Strawberry Macarons
- Passion Fruit Macarons
- Mint Dark Chocolate Ganache Macarons
- Mint White Chocolate Ganache Macarons
How to Decorate Pink Macarons
To decorate pink macarons, you have a couple of options:
- add sprinkles to the pink macaron batter right after piping them – before they have started to dry
- add cookie crumble or coffee dusting to the tops of the batter right after piping macarons
- add salted caramel sauce to the macarons once they are filled
- add dark, milk, or white chocolate lines to the pink macarons, then add a couple of sprinkles to finish off the look
- dip half of the macaron in dark, milk, or white chocolate
Step by step guide how to make pink macarons
Yield: 40 macarons
- Stand mixer
- Candy Thermometer
- 55 g egg whites pasteurized
- 150 g almond flour sifted
- 150 g icing sugar sifted
- 1/4 tsp powdered pink food coloring, or a small toothpick of pink gel food coloring
- 55 g egg whites
- 38 g water
- 150 g sugar
- Place 55g egg whites in a stand mixer and mix on high speed.
- Place water and sugar in a saucepan on medium heat and attach a candy thermometer to the saucepan to measure the temperature.
- Adjust the stand mixer speed to beat on low speed. When the syrup gets up to 118 degrees C slowly stream the sugar syrup down the side of the bowl of the stand mixer. Increase the speed of the stand mixer to medium-heat speed and let it beat. The meringue is finished when you can turn the bowl upside down and the egg whites do not move.
- Place 55g egg whites in a large mixing bowl. Add a small bit of pink gel food coloring or 1/4 tsp of pink powdered food coloring. Mix the color thoroughly until the color is fully emulsified into the egg whites.
- Add sifted and measured almond flour and icing sugar. Mix until fully combined. It should feel like a paste when it's completely mixed.
- Add 1/2 meringue to the bowl. Mix the meringue until it's completely mixed in. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl to mix everything together.
- Add the rest of the meringue to the bowl. Mix until it's full combined. Continue mixing the macaron batter a little more, a few more turns. It should flow like lava when you lift your spoon. The batter should be glossy and less grainy than when you began mixing.
- Pipe the macarons 1.5" wide on a silicone baking mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. They are best cooked on an aluminum baking pan. Then pipe the next macaron 2" further away.
- Add any sprinkles to the macarons at this point. Pick up the pan and bang the bottom of it to remove air bubbles. Bang the pan 3-5 times.
- Let the macarons dry for 30 minutes.
- Bake the macarons for 12 minutes at 300 degrees F