12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Rose and Champagne Macarons (Day 9)

December 28, 2011

Christmas and Hanukkah may be over but holiday cookies are still be made to celebrate the New Year.  These rose and champagne macarons from Brave Tart are a subtle and delicate cookie that is perfect to serve at a New Year's Eve party.  French macarons can be temperamental so it might be wise to practice this recipe a couple of times before baking them for your party.  Bring in 2012 with rose and champagne macarons.

Rose and Champagne Macarons
Recipe from Brave Tart

Ingredients:

French Macarons:
4 ounces (115g) blanched almonds or almond flour, or whatever nut you like
8 ounces (230g) powdered sugar*
5 ounces egg whites (144g), temperature and age not important!
2 1/2 ounce (72g) sugar
the scrapings of 1 vanilla bean or 2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp (2g) salt
1 1/4 tsp of rose flower water
red gel coloring
 

Swiss Buttercream:
10 oz egg whites (it’s okay to go a little over)
10 oz sugar
1/2 tsp salt
the scrapings from 1 vanilla bean
2 pounds unsalted butter, cut into 2” chunks, room temperature
325 ml Champagne

For full recipe instructions, click here.
 

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