Smart Cookie Macarons

Smart Cookie Macarons

The ultimate macaron recipe with a cookie butter ganache filling - these Smart Cookie Macarons are as tasty as they are brilliant!

Makes 2 dozen

  • 3 egg whites
  • ¾ cups almond flour
  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup ground spiced shortcrust biscuits
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Black, white and pink royal icing
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup cream
  • 1 cup ganache
  • 2 tablespoons cookie butter
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Sifter
  • Hand mixer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Cookie sheet lined with parchment
  • Decorating bags
  • #1 and #806 tips
  • Wax paper
  • Tape
  • Glasses template

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF.
  2. Sift powdered sugar, almond meal, and ground cookies into a medium bowl.
  3. Whip egg whites until frothy and then continue beating on low. Slowly add granulated sugar and beat until soft peaks form.
  4. Use a spatula to fold in about 1/3 of the almond mixture and  and then fold in the next 1/3. Fold in remaining 1/3 (PICTURE at 1:46).
  5. Spoon the batter into a decorating bag fitted with an #806 tip and pipe rounds about ¾ an inch apart on the parchment paper.
  6. Tap the baking sheet to remove any air bubbles from the macaroons and then place mini chocolate chips into cookies.
  7. Let set for 30 minutes to an hour before baking so that cookies develop a skin.
  8. Place the cookie sheet in another cookie sheet to help insulate the bottom, and bake for 15 to 18 minutes.

Time to decorate!

  1. Make ganache by heating cream in a sauce pan and then pouring it onto chocolate chips. Whisk well and then mix in cookie butter.
  2. Scoop mixture into piping bags and then pipe into the cookies.
  3. Use royal icing and a #1 tip to pipe glasses onto wax paper and then allow to dry for 8 to 12 hours (PICTURE at 4:54).
  4. Top cookies with glasses and then use white, black and pink royal icing with a #1 tip to pipe on eyes and cheeks (PICTURE at 5:06). Add mini chocolate chips.
  5. TaDa! Smart Cookie Macarons are always prepared to pass the taste test!
Rosanna Pansino makes Smart Cookie Macarons Smart Cookie Macarons

smart cookie macaron glasses template