Christmas tree macarons make for a special addition to a tin full of Christmas cookies as a gift for family and friends.
Templates for Christmas Tree Macarons
You can make tree Christmas macarons using a template that you create yourself, or free hand the design.
To free hand your own template, use parchment paper and draw your design out using a pencil.
To make your own template using a tree cookie cutter, place the cookie cutter on top of parchment paper.
Trace the outside or inside of the cookie cutter using a pencil, depending on what’s easiest.
You could make multiple tracings of the cookie cutter to make it easier to pipe out the macaron batter.
Place the template parchment paper tracer underneath your Silpat mat or Clean parchment paper that you’re going to pipe your macarons onto.
If you’re planning on free-handing the piping, you’ll want a narrower tip like a 1/4″ tip to create the points of the Christmas tree.
You can use your favorite macaron recipe and bake for the exact time in your recipe to make these tree shaped macarons.
Color your macaron batter using green powdered food coloring or green gel food coloring.
Place green macaron batter into a piping bag fitted with a 1/4″ tip.
Place Silpat mat or parchment paper onto an aluminum baking pan.
Place tracer underneath Silpat or parchment paper.
Pipe beginning at the top of the tree first, then outline the tree.
Fill in the center of the tree.
Pipe all of the Christmas tree macarons in this way.
Remove tracer from the baking pan.
Let macarons dry for 30 minutes.
Bake your macarons for the same amount of time in your recipe.
Let the shells cool to room temperature – about 20 min.
Fill Christmas tree macarons with filling, and sandwich them together.
Melt a small amount of chocolate – you could use white chocolate, milk chocolate or dark chocolate.
Using a spoon, dip it in the chocolate, get rid of the excess, and add it to the Christmas tree.
You’ll want to start a little bit down from the tip, and make the chocolate zig zag on the Christmas tree macaron. There should be 3 lines of chocolate on the Christmas tree macaron.
You could also put the melted chocolate into a piping bag, and use a narrow tip on the end to pipe the chocolate onto the Christmas tree macarons.
Add sprinkles to the chocolate.
Let the Christmas tree macarons dry for 30 minutes prior to storing in the fridge or freezer.