How to Make Carrot Macarons

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Carrot macarons are adorable cookies you can make using orange macaron batter.

Carrot macarons go well alongside bunny macarons, and can be made for a child’s birthday party, or brought to Easter as a specialty dessert cookie.

Carrot macarons are decorated using green powdered food coloring, almond extract, and a food safe paint brush.

See video here.

How to Make Carrot Macarons

You’ll need to pipe the carrot macarons using 2 piping bags.

One piping bag should have a larger end on it (half inch piping tip), and the other should have a narrow tip on it (quarter inch piping tip).

The top of the carrot is the detail work, which is piped after the base of the carrot macaron has dried for about 15 minutes.

How to pipe and decorate Carrot Macarons

Recipe for Carrot Macarons

You can use your favorite macaron recipe and bake for the exact time in your recipe to make these carrot shaped macarons.

You can color your macaron batter by adding 1/4 tsp of orange powdered food coloring, or a little bit of orange gel food coloring on a toothpick.

How to pipe Carrot Macarons

How to Make Carrot Macarons

  1. Make your macaron batter. You’ll need to add orange food coloring to the macaron batter to make the carrot color. You can add 1/4 tsp of orange powdered food coloring, or a little bit of orange gel food coloring on a toothpick and add it to your egg whites when making your almond paste.
  2. To pipe your carrot macarons, begin by piping in a line, and then drag the batter back on to itself.
  3. Check to see how the carrot macaron looks. If it has a nice point to it, you can make your next carrot. If you need to make the batter into a point for the end of the carrot, guide it by using a toothpick. Push the batter into a point to give it a sharp end.
  4. Pipe all of your carrot macarons in the same way.
  5. Remove the air bubbles from the macarons by banging the bottom of the baking pan.
  6. Next you’ll want to have a very small end on your piping bag. You might need to move the batter into a new piping bag with a small tip on the end. Your initial carrot macrons you’ve piped should sit for about 15 minutes, then you can start the detail work on them.
  7. Go back to your carrot macarons and pipe a curved line starting at the thick end of the carrot. Pipe curved lines all the way down the carrot.
  8. Pipe all of the lines on the carrot macarons.
  9. Let your macarons dry for 15 minutes.
  10. Bake your carrot macarons for the exact same time it says in the recipe you’re using, and let them cool. Fill your macarons.
  11. Use green powdered food coloring and a little almond extract together to make a paint. Paint the green color on the top of the carrot using a food safe paint brush. You can make a triangle shape a couple of times to create the green part of the carrot (see video below).
  12. Let dry for 20 minutes. 
  13. Store your carrot macarons in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
How to decorate Carrot Macarons
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