May 31st is National Macaroon Day so we’re celebrating these perfect cookie treats with a few of our favorite macaroon recipes. We’re talking about both the delicate French macarons made from almond flour, and the chewy coconut macaroons made from shredded coconut. Although they have their differences, they’re both delicious treats that deserve a shout-out today!
The ingredients for making French macarons are very simple. You probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen already, including powdered sugar, egg whites, granulated sugar, and a pinch of salt. The only other ones you’ll need for this recipe are almond flour and Matcha green tea powder, which gives the macarons their exquisite flavor and color. The filling of these macarons is a white chocolate ganache made with heavy cream and white chocolate chips. Making these mini cookie sandwiches is an art that takes patience, but also a joy to learn and master!
There is nothing quite like homemade French macarons kissed with the perfect raspberry flavor. The almond flour and egg white base create a cookie that is firm, yet soft. They have a gorgeous light pink color that you can obtain from red food coloring or just a few teaspoons of beet powder. The macaron treat is complete with a layer of delectable raspberry jam. Serve these gorgeous raspberry macarons with a warm pot of tea. They look delightful on any dessert table.
These lovely macarons have a light green hue and natural nutty taste from pistachio flour. Just like classic French macarons, they’re made from a combination of simple ingredients such as almond flour, egg whites, and sugar. The addition of pistachio flour adds a delicate and interesting earthy taste. We love how detailed the instructions of this recipe are, which is very important when attempting French macarons for the first time.
Coconut macaroons are a basic, fluffy cookie treat. Soft and chewy, these coconut macaroons are fun to eat and just as fun to make. They only require a handful of ingredients that you probably already have at home, such as flour, sugar, egg whites, vanilla, and of course, shredded coconut. You’ll only need one bowl to mix up the ingredients, plop them onto a baking sheet, and throw them in the oven. They’ll be ready before you know it! Coconut macaroons are perfect for springtime celebrations or just when you have a craving for something sweet.
This simple recipe for chocolate coconut macaroons makes cookies with an incredible texture and rich flavor. The dried coconut lends a flakiness while chopped bittersweet chocolate provides the perfect bite-sized morsels of chocolate. These macaroons are dense and delicious. The recipe also calls for Dutch cocoa powder to turn up the chocolatey goodness. You can enjoy them when they’re warm from the oven, or right out of the refrigerator for a chilled treat.
Have you ever tried making macarons or macaroons before? Do you have any favorite macaroon recipes?