Okay, snowmen aren’t an actual ingredient, but they do feed my holiday fix! When I saw these festive macaroons, I knew I had to try them for our holiday feast. I mean, they’re so cute! The good thing about macaroons is since they are mainly made of egg whites, so they are nice and light. The down fall is loads of sugar, so we better make sure to use this sugar for energy the next day to it doesn’t turn into fat, right? Use organic sugar and eggs for your ingredients, if possible.
I have been posting a lot of sweets recently, but I think they are all creative ideas and outside the normal Christmas cookie! Like I always say, life is about balance and sometimes it’s nice to indulge with your loved ones during festive times!
I am totally in love with Christmas and these macaroons made me smile so much I knew I had to make them. They are perfect for any gift or desert, like I am using them. One thing I hate is wasting food; one great thing about this recipe is that you use the egg whites for the macaroons and then use the yolks for the pastry cream frosting for the filling! Also the filling has the vanilla bean, which adds so much natural flavor, and for a pastry cream only has 3 ½ tablespoons of butter, which is great!
I have to admit, these were pretty fun. But I also have to admit that my novice baker self was probably much more entertaining to watch while making these things. My snowmen actually didn’t turn out too bad for my first try, however some look like ducks. We can have Christmas ducks too, right?
My Vanilla pastry cream also suffered a little. Not in taste, but it is a bit lumpy. I do what to note that when you add the milk to the yolk mixture over high heat, NEVER STOP WHISKING! That is where I went wrong folks.
My macaroons aren’t like the ones from France, but they sure are cute! I hope you enjoy!