Looking to please the millennials in your life? These emoji macarons will do the trick. A quick batch of your favorite macarons, some yellow food dye and food color pens make these an easy and creative crowd pleaser.
You can fill macarons with whatever you prefer. The ones pictured above are filled with the quick and easy chocolate buttercream recipe below.
- 6 tablespoons of softened butter
- 2 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
-4-6 tablespoons of milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees
- Prepare a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
- sift together powdered sugar and almond flower into a large bowl. Do this twice to ensure all almond chunks are removed from the flour. (discard almond chunks)
- In a standing mixer with whisk attachment or a large bowl using beaters, combine egg whites, vanilla extract, food coloring and cream of tartar. Whisk on medium until frothy.
-With the mixer on high, slowly add the superfine sugar. Continue to whisk on high until stiff, glossy peaks form
- Using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the merengue turning the bowl 1/4 turn at a time as you fold. Fold until the batter is smooth and falls off of the spatula in a thin flat ribbon.
-Transfer batter into a piping bag fitted with a round tip
-Begin piping 1 1/4 inch circles onto your parchment paper or silicon baking mat.
-Tap the baking sheets against the table or counter to remove air bubbles
- Let the piped cookies sit at room temperature until they are no longer sticky to the touch (about 15 mins)
- Bake cookies for about 20 mins or until a small foot forms on the bottom of the cookie. Cookies are done when you lightly touch the top and the shell does not jiggle.
-Beat butter with paddle attachment or beaters until smooth
-Add cocoa, sugar and vanilla and continue to mix on medium speed
-Add milk until desired texture is reached
Assemble & Decorate
-Prior to assembling the macarons and adding filling, decorate the cookies using the food coloring pens.
-Pipe a dollop of buttercream on one macaron shell