How to Make Frankenstein Macarons

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These Frankenstein macarons are perfect for Halloween! A homemade macaron cookie, filled with buttercream and decorated as Frankenstein!

Green Frankenstein Macarons with eyes and chocolate face design.

For us, Halloween is all about charming sweet treats! We love creating not-so-spooky desserts that everyone will love. This year we wanted to turn one of our beloved macarons into Frankenstein!

Green Frankenstein Macarons with eyes and chocolate face design.

How to Make Macarons

Making macarons can be a but of a learning process. Here

Supplies

A few items that will help you make the best macarons!

  • Cookie Sheet
  • Macaron SilpatI used a regular Silpat this one would have been so much better to make the size perfect each time!
  • Sieve
  • Piping Bag and Round Tip
  • Electric Mixer
Bob's Red Mill Super Fine Almond Flour with eye sprinkles and green macarons

Ingredients

Purchasing good quality ingredients is going to yield a better quality dessert. Try to buy organic, whole ingredients as much as you can.

Bob’s Red Mill Super Fine Almond Flour is the best for making macarons. You can find it at most grocery stores.

Also, super fine caster sugar is also great as well as good quality confectioners sugar (powdered sugar).

Ingredients to make macarons

Here’s a list of the ingredients we use in this macaron recipe:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Almond Flour
  • Salt
  • Egg Whites
  • Fine Granulated Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Gel Food Coloring

You’ll also need small sprinkle eyes and semi-sweet chocolate chips for the design.

Directions

Using a fine-mesh sieve, sift the almond flour and the powdered sugar into a mixing bowl. Use a spook to help push the almond flour through. Do this one time, or twice for an extra-fine mixture.

Whipped egg whites and sugar

In a mixing bowl with a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until soft peaks form.

Next, add in the superfine granulated sugar and vanilla extract and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. You don’t want to overbeat, but as soon as you can turn the bowl upside down and the mixture stays in the bowl, that’s when it’s done. You can stop beating after that.

Then you’ll fold in the almond flour/powdered sugar mix and add in a few drops of food coloring. We’re using green to make Frankensteins!

Using a spatula, fold in the almond flour into the stiff egg whites. Continue folding until the color is green and the ingredients are blended.

Green macaron batter in a cup.

Add the mixture into a large pastry bag, fitted with a round tip.

Green macaron cookies with a piping bag.

Pipe the macarons onto a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat, Macaron Silpat, or if you only have parchment paper that will work too. Although, we highly recommend using a Silpat for best results.

Pipe about 1 1/2″ circles onto at the lined cookie sheet. Space them about 2″ apart.

Once all of the cookies are piped onto the cookie sheet. Tap the cookie sheet onto the table to release air bubbles. Do this about 10 times.

Green macaron cookies on a Silpat

This next step is SUPER important! The cookies MUST rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour before baking them in the oven. Let them sit on the counter for at least 30 minutes, although 45 minutes to 1 hour is even better. If you skip this step the cookies will not bake to the perfect round perfection they are supposed to. They will be a completely different shape. Do not skip this step.

Once the cookies have had time to rest, preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Green macaron cookies

Bake for 15 minutes, so the cookie is well risen and you can see that little edge on the bottom. Since everyones oven temperatures vary as well as locations, etc. make sure you’re always checking on your cookies. Check them after 10 minutes and continue checking until they’re done.

Just simply turn your oven light on to see how they’re doing.

Once they’re done, remove them from the oven and let them sit for 5 minutes. Then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool before adding frosting or design.

Continue making the batches of cookies, letting them rest before baking until the batter is gone.

Green buttercream frosting

Once the cookies are all baked, make a batch of buttercream frosting to make a macron sandwich cookie. We used this recipe and added the same green dye we used for the cookies.

Pipe the buttercream onto the bottom of one cookie and then add another cookie to the top.

Turn them Into Frankenstein!

To make these little green macarons into Frankensteins you’ll need sprinkle eyes, a piping bag and melted chocolate chips.

melted chocolate in a bowl

First, melt the chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave. Microwave for 40 seconds before all of the chocolate is melted, then stir to continue melting the chocolate.

Let is cool for a minute before placing it into a piping bag.

Cut a super, tiny hole at the bottom of the bag, then carefully add Frankenstein’s hair to the top, add a dot of chocolate to the back of the sprinkle eyes, use it to make eyebrows, the scar, and then his mouth.

Frankenstein Macaron cookie

Let them sit until the chocolate hardens and then serve!

Frankenstein macaron cookie

These adorable macarons are perfect for a Halloween party or cookie exchange! We hope you enjoy making them us much as we do!

More Halloween Desserts You’ll Love!

Halloween Dessert Platter

Homemade Halloween Sugar Cookies

Black Velvet Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween Dirt Cups

Brown Butter Mummy Rice Krispies

Delicious Eton Mess Recipe

Kit Kat Sushi

green macaron cookies

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Frankestein Macarons

A chewy macaron cookie with buttercream, designed like Frankenstein for Halloween!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 30 Macarons
Calories: 1278kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

Macarons

  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup almond flour, superfine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup fine granulated sugar, caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3 drops food coloring, green gel

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

  • 3 drops food coloring , green

Instructions

  • Using a fine-mesh sieve, sift the almond flour and the powdered sugar into a mixing bowl. Use a spook to help push the almond flour through. Do this one time, or twice for an extra fine mixture.
  • In a mixing bowl with a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
  • Next, add in the superfine granulated sugar and vanilla extract and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. You don’t want to overbeat, but as soon as you can turn the bowl upside down and the mixture stays in the bowl, that’s when it’s done. You can stop beating after that.
  • Then you’ll fold in the almond flour/powdered sugar mix and add in a few drops of food coloring into the stiff egg whites. We’re using green to make Frankensteins!
  • Continue folding until the color is green and the ingredients are blended.
  • Add the mixture into a large pastry bag, fitted with a round tip. 
  • Pipe the macarons onto a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat, Macaron Silpat or if you only have parchment paper that will work too. Although, we highly recommend using a Silpat for best results.
  • Pipe about 1 1/2″ circles onto at the lined cookie sheet. Space them about 2″ apart.
  • Once all of the cookies are piped onto the cookie sheet. Tap the cookie sheet onto the table to release air bubbles. Do this about 10 times.
  • This next step is SUPER important! The cookies MUST rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour before baking them in the oven. Let them sit on the counter for at least 30 minutes, although 45 minutes to 1 hour is even better. If you skip this step the cookies will not bake to the perfect round perfection they are supposed to. They will be a completely different shape. Do not skip this step.
  • Once the cookies have had time to rest, preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, so the cookie is well risen and you can see that little edge on the bottom. Since everyone's oven temperatures vary as well as locations, etc. make sure you’re always checking on your cookies. Check them after 10 minutes and continue checking until they’re done.
  • Just simply turn your oven light on to see how they’re doing. 
  • Once they’re done, remove them from the oven and let them sit for 5 minutes. Then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool before adding frosting or design.
  • Continue making the batches of cookies, letting them rest before baking until the batter is gone.
  • Once the cookies are all baked, make a batch of buttercream frosting to make a macron sandwich cookie. We used this recipe and added the same green dye we used for the cookies.
  • Pipe the buttercream onto the bottom of one cookie and then add another cookie to the top.

TURN THEM INTO FRANKENSTEIN! 

  • To make these little green macarons into Frankensteins you’ll need sprinkle eyes, a piping bag and melted chocolate chips. 
  • First, melt the chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave. Microwave for about 40 seconds. Let is cool for a minute before placing it into a piping bag.
  • Cut a super, tiny hole at the bottom of the bag, then carefully add Frankenstein hair to the top, add a dot of chocolate to the back of the sprinkle eyes, use it to make eyebrows, the scar, and then his mouth

Notes

Use any flavor of extract you prefer! 
Use Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour 
Make sure you let the cookies sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour before baking. This is crucial.
Use a Macaron Silpat for perfect sized cookies. 
Use any buttercream recipe or frosting in between the cookies. 
Use melted chocolate for the Frankenstein’s face and to attach the eyes onto the cookies.

Nutrition

Calories: 1278kcal | Carbohydrates: 175g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1331mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 180g | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 4mg
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