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Valentine's Heart Macarons

These cinnamon spiced heart macarons are the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cookie
Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 10 sandwiched cookies
Calories 249kcal
Author Olivia

Ingredients

COOKIES

CINNAMON BUTTERCREAM

Instructions

  • Line baking sheet with a silpat mat or parchment.*
  • Place the almond powder and icing sugar in a food processor. Process until just beginning to clump.
  • Sift well and discard any bits that won't pass through the sifter. Set aside.
  • Whip the egg whites until they're the consistency of a loose foam. Continue whipping while slowly adding sugar. Whip to a stiff meringue.
  • Fold the dry mixture into the meringue. Add in color gel at this point**
  • Pour the batter into a piping bag fitted with the 2A tip.
  • Pipe the macarons onto your baking sheet.
  • When all your macarons are piped, whack the baking sheet on the counter at least 3 times to get rid of any air bubbles.***
  • Let the macarons dry at room temperature until dry to the touch. Approx 1 hour. DO NOT skip this step.
  • While macarons are drying, make the buttercream.
  • Once dry, bake macarons in a 300°F oven until they stick a little bit to the pans. This can be anywhere from 10-20mins depending on your oven and how crowded the macarons are on the pan.
  • Let cookies cool completely before removing from pans.
  • Pipe buttercream into the center, sandwich the cookies and press together.

Notes

*I used a heart template and placed it under my Silpat mat.
**You will need to do a LOT of folds to get the batter to the proper consistency. You're looking for it to be smooth and shiny and have some movement. If you lift some up with a spatula, it should pour in a steady stream and settle into the remaining batter. DO NOT overmix.
*** Do not be shy with the whacking!

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.3mg