My Five Favorite Macaron Recipes Found While Pitching The Cookiepedia
Last year, while I was busy doing blogger research for The Cookiepedia, I stumbled upon a lot of outrageous macaron recipes. There were plenty of wild flavor combinations, from the subtle like lavender and vanilla bean to the adventurous like pistachio with vanilla raspberry & rhubarb jam.
I felt bad for Quirk's Margaret McGuire (editor) and Katie Hatz (designer) during this process, as I was filling their inboxes with link after link. So, here are my favorites from those days of assaulting their email accounts.
Read on to scope out the recipes, for a chance to share your favorites, and an opportunity to win a copy of The Cookiepedia! Oh and Margaret? Katie? I apologize for nothing.
Hello Kitty Macarons @ I Heart Baking: These precious little macarons, whipped up by Michelle of I Heart Baking, are strawberry-lemon flavored and oh-so-cute. One quick look at Michelle's blog reveals a talented baker that's also Hello Kitty obsessed. Check out her Hello Kitty cakepops, ice cream cake, pocket pies, and mini cupcakes! Nom!
Big Mac Macarons @ La Fuji Mama: To celebrate Macaron Day (did you know that's a thing?), Rachel over at La Fuji Mama created this fast food inspired cookies. The tomato and lettuce? Actually white chocolate. Amazing.
Peg Solitaire Macrarons @ the Gourmantine Blog: Who says you can't play with your food? The Gourmantine says you absolutely can and I believe her, especially after seeing macarons made specifically for peg solitaire. Eliminate a piece? Good! Cause now you can eat it! Om nom.
Snickers Macarons @ 6 Bittersweets: The inner fat kid in me rejoices at the sight of these. Created by Xiaolu of 6 Bittersweets, the Snickers inspired cookies make my mouth water at the thought of 'em. Want.
Reeses Macarons @ Honey & Butter: … and that fat kid isn't going anywhere. Don't be fooled by the purple coloring, these little guys are meant to taste just like those tempting peanut-butter-cups. Go visit Honey & Butter to learn how to make them, right now. Mm!
Do you have a favorite macaron recipe that I tragically missed? Leave a link to it in the comments. I'll pick three new favorites and send you each a copy of The Cookiepedia! Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you!
ERIC SMITH is the cofounder of Geekadelphia, a popular blog covering all-that-is-geek in the City of Brotherly Love, as well as the Philadelphia Geek Awards, an annual awards show held at the Academy of Natural Sciences. He’s written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, and Philly.com