Raspberry Macaron Hearts – Classic french raspberry macarons are given a Valentine’s Day makeover by shaping them into lovely hearts. Perfect to share with the one you love!
Welcome to February, guys! The month of chocolate and, more importantly, my birthday! This year is a special birthday – my 30th – so get excited for an especially yummy treat to celebrate in a couple weeks.
But before we get to that, we have to celebrate the start of the new month. And how exactly do we do that? Well, with a new cookie recipe, of course!
Each month I vow to start it off with a new cookie recipe. Which one has been your favorite this past year? Here are some of mine:
- Sea Salt Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies – Chewy chocolate chip cookies with bits of toffee and finished with a sprinkle of sea salt
- Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies – super soft and fluffy sugar cookies with buttercream frosting and sprinkles
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – super moist pumpkin cookies with chocolate chips sprinkled throughout
- Funfetti Whoopie Pies – Cakey funfetti cookies sandwiched between buttercream frosting
For this month’s recipe, it only felt right to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit by featuring a cute heart-shaped cookie. So I decided to make these adorable Raspberry Heart Macarons. How cute are they?!
The recipe for these macarons is almost identical to the recipe I used for the Pumpkin Cheesecake Macarons, except for absence of pumpkin spice in the cookie, a different food coloring in the batter, and a different filling. Oh and the fact that they’re in the shape of a heart! But the process of making the macarons is pretty much the same as my past posts.
You guys know how much I’m in love with raspberry. I’ve made four recipes in the last couple months with raspberry flavor in it, for heaven’s sake! So it’s no shocker that it also happens to be one of my favorite macaron flavors. It’s super easy to make at home with the help of store-bought raspberry jam.
To get the heart shape, I used a heart template, similar the circle templates I use in my other macarons. I cannot make pretty macarons without a template so don’t forget to print this out!
In case this is your first time making macarons, here are few tips to give you confidence before you get started:
- Make sure you read my post about Nutella Macarons. I talk all about the techniques I learned when taking a macaron baking class. There is tons of valuable information there so don’t skip this read!
- When making the heart shape of the macaron, I recommend outlining the heart template by starting in the middle and working your way around the heart. This ensures that the heart keeps its shape at the top. Trust me – I had a bunch of hearts with flat tops because I would start in the middle and do one half of the heart and then start in the middle and do the other half of the heart. This caused too much batter to be at the top of the heart and ruined the shape.
- Macaron dough is very sticky. In order to get all the batter out of the pastry bag, use a bench scrapper to push it down the bag.
- I used pink food coloring gel to get the pretty macaron color. But I think red food coloring gel would get you a pretty pink color, as well. Just use about half as much so it’s not too deep of a red.
Alrighty – that’s all I got for you guys today. Get excited for the next couple of recipes because I’ve got tons of sweet treats coming at ya!
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