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Frankestein Macarons

A chewy macaron cookie with buttercream, designed like Frankenstein for Halloween!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Cookies, Dessert, Halloween, Macarons
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