Christmas is a time for celebrating the holiday’s and eating delicious cookies with family and friend’s.
Christmas macaron flavors include your favorite holiday aromas and tastes including eggnog and peppermint.
Try making your own Christmas flavored macarons at home this holiday season!
Eggnog macarons are made by adding vanilla extract and a pinch of nutmeg to macaron batter.
After the macarons have been piped, a sprinkle of cinnamon is added to the tops of the macarons prior to baking.
Eggnog macarons are filled with eggnog buttercream icing. Nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and eggnog are added to a buttercream base icing to create this Christmas macaron flavored macaron.
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Macarons
Dark chocolate peppermint macarons are made by adding peppermint oil and green gel food coloring to macaron batter.
Dark chocolate peppermint macarons are filled with dark chocolate ganache.
Chocolate ganache is rich, creamy, and goes well with the complimenting flavored peppermint macarons.
Gingerbread Macarons with Cream Cheese Icing
Gingerbread macarons are made by adding gingerbread spice to macaron batter and brown gel food coloring.
Cream cheese filling for macarons is made by creating a cream cheese buttercream icing with vanilla extract. Melted white chocolate is added at the end of making the icing to give it a sweet chocolatey finish.
Turtle macarons are made by substituting some of the almond flour for pecan flour to macaron batter.
The turtles are filled with freshly made caramel sauce.
Caramel sauce is made by cooking sugar in a saucepan and waiting for it to crystallize into an amber color.
Once you’ve reached your desired color, heavy cream is added to the sauce to make creamy and delicious caramel. Butter is added to thin out the caramel sauce and make it more of a rich caramel flavor.
Top the turtle macarons with melted chocolate and pecans.
Add a little chocolate on one half of a pecan and stick it to the top of the macaron.
Add drizzled melted chocolate over the pecan to make it look eye catching and complete the turtle flavor of pecans, chocolate, and caramel.
Cinnamon Roll Macarons
Cinnamon roll macarons are made with cinnamon and nutmeg in their outer shells.
The center filling is made with a cream cheese buttercream icing. To add a little bit more sweetness, there is a caramel sauce filling to the center filling as well.
Orange and Dark Chocolate Macarons
Orange and dark chocolate macarons are made with a vanilla bean outer shell.
The center filling is a orange zest infused dark chocolate ganache.
Orange dark chocolate macarons have a rich and citrus flavor.
The outer shell is colored with orange gel food coloring or powdered food coloring to give it the vibrant orange color against the dark chocolate filling color.
Salted Caramel Macarons
Salted caramel macarons are made by creating a caramel sauce using the “wet” method.
Sugar and water are combined in a saucepan white it crystalizes and forms an amber color.
Heavy cream and butter are added to give the caramel sauce a rich and buttery taste while it thickens.
Once the sauce has thickened up, salt is added to give the caramel sauce a salty finish to the sweet caramel. When filling the macarons, a little goes a long way!
You could also make a salted caramel buttercream sauce by simply adding 2-3 tbsp of salted caramel sauce to a buttercream base frosting.
Salted caramel buttercream tastes mesmerizing, and will hold its shape better than salted caramel sauce will.
Hot Chocolate Macarons
Hot chocolate macarons are made by adding cocoa powder to macaron batter to create a chocolate macaron shell.
Hot chocolate macarons are filled with a marshmallow chocolate buttercream icing. Hot cocoa is added to a buttercream base to create the chocolate flavor. Marshmallow fluff is added to the buttercream icing for the marshmallow flavor. Marshmallow fluff is a spreadable cream that tastes just like marshmallows.
Hot chocolate macarons are topped with melted chocolate and a few mini marshmallows for a unique Christmas macaron flavor.