strawberry macarons with strawberry buttercream filling

Strawberry Macaron Recipe

These tasty little cookies never go out of style! Light and crisp on the outside, soft and chewy in the center. Color them, flavor them and fill them! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword french macarons
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
resting time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 50 kcal


  • 2 oz almond flour
  • 4 oz powdered sugar
  • 2 oz egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 oz sugar
  • 1 tsp strawberry emulsion
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  1. Sift together the powdered sugar and almond flour, twice if not blended.

  2. Whip the egg whites to frothy consistency and slowly add the sugar and cream of tartar, whipping until soft glossy peaks form.

  3. Add the strawberry emulsion to the meringue. 

  4. Fold meringue into batter. Fold your spatula under the batter and around the edges and then cut through the center. Your meringue is ready when it forms a ribbon off the spatula and the batter that settles almost dissolves all the way back into the rest of the batter but still leave a bit of a line. 

  5. Place parchment paper onto your sheet pan. Pipe small rounds about 1" in diameter. Use a template if needed

  6. Allow to dry, uncovered until a crust forms on the surface. About 30 minutes - 60 minutes or until a dry film develops over the surface of the cookie 

  7. Bake at 300ºF for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned 

  8. Combine 1 cup buttercream with 1/4 cup strawberry puree or filling of your choice and mix until combined. Pipe buttercream in between the cookies and sandwich together. Enjoy! 

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Macaron Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 12mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.