Snowman macarons are a tasty treat to enjoy during the holidays. They make for a gourmet addition to a tin full of Christmas cookies as a gift for family and friends.
You can use your favorite macaron recipe and bake for the exact time in your recipe to make these snowman shaped macarons.
Place plain macaron batter into a piping bag fitted with a 1/2″ tip.
Place Silpat mat or parchment paper onto an aluminum baking pan.
Pipe head first, it should be small ~ 3/4″ – 1″. Pipe a small circle and quickly swipe the piping bag to remove it from the circle.
Pipe the body next in the same way, making it a little bigger than the head.
Pipe the bottom in the same way, and make it slightly larger than the body.
Pipe all of the snowman in this way.
Let 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 macarons with filling, and sandwich them together to create the snowman macarons.
You’ll only need to make the markings on one side of the snowman macarons.
Draw 2 eyes on the face, and a smile off to the side using a black edible marker.
Draw 3 buttons down the body to the bottom in the center of the snowman.
Dust a small bit of orange powdered food coloring onto a plate.
Add a couple of drops of almond extract on top of the powdered food coloring.
Use a food safe paint brush to mix them together to create your paint.
Using a pointed tipped food safe paint brush, add the carrot shaped nose to the face of the snowman.
Let the snowman macarons dry for 30 minutes prior to storing in the fridge or freezer.