Red Velvet French Macarons are a delicious addition to the spring cookie jar! I adore red velvet cake and so those flavors were a natural to translate to my favorite confection macarons. And so from me to you…Red Velvet French Macarons…enjoy!
The Basic Recipe: Can be found here.
I’ve taken some photos of making the red velvet macaron below. It is amazing how a few drops of food coloring can really change a plain macaron into something festive!
The one thing I was disappointed in with the Red Velvet macarons above was the color. The red turned out to be a orange red rather than the deeper blue/red commonly associated with red velvet. Next time I will use a different red food coloring…so no color # here as I didn’t like that aspect of these.
Red Velvet Filling
I am addicted to this filling and woke up trying to think of other things to use it on. It is creamy and delicious and gooey. A note about the recipe…it will seem as though you will not have enough filling for the macarons. Don’t fear, you will have more than enough.
- 6¼ ounces confectioner's sugar
- 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1½ oz unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ tsp. vanilla
- pinch kosher salt
- Combine butter and cream cheese in a mixer with paddle attachment
- Scrape sides of bowl and add vanilla & salt
- When combined slowly add confectioner's sugar (with mixer on low speed)
Check out the Macaron Recipe File Page which has the complete list of Macaron recipes and other Macaron resources. It is a work in progress which I hope to keep adding to!