Posted by Karyn Granrudhttps://pintsizedbaker.com/easter-bunny-macarons/
Easter Bunny Macarons
Don't fear Macarons. Have fun with them and enjoy these delectable cookies.
Cook Time10 mins
For the Macarons
100 grams Powdered Sugar
100 grams Almond Flour
1 Tablespoon cocoa
2 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
55 grams of superfine sugar
For the decorations
Edible Food Coloring Pens
Black Candy Melts
Mini Heart Sprinkles
Brown Jimmies, crushed
Line two baking sheets with parchment or a silicon mat. Prepare a pastry bag with a large round tip and preheat the oven to 350℉.
Combine the powdered sugar, almond flour, and cocoa in a food processor and pulse several times to combine.
Place the egg whites into a mixer with a whisk attachment and whip until foamy. Add in the cream of tartar and increase the speed to medium high. When soft peaks start to form, gradually add in the superfine sugar. Increase the speed to high and whip until stiff peaks form.
Remove the mixing bowl and sift ⅓ of the almond sugar mixture over the meringue. Fold in until it's incorporated and then add in another ⅓ of the mixture. Fold again and then add in all of the flour and sugar folding until the mixture is thick and viscus and falls off the spatula in a long ribbon.
Transfer the mixture into the piping bag and pipe out 1½ inch circles, adding "ears" to half of them, leaving the other half round.
Bang the cookie sheet on the counter to get out any air bubbles. Let them sit for 20 - 30 minutes and make sure that their surfaces are dry to the touch.
Reduce the heat to 325℉ and bake one sheet at a time for 10 minutes, turning the sheet half way through.
Let the cookies cool completely on the sheets. Do not try to remove them while they are still warm, they will most likely rip the bottoms. Peel away the parchment or silicon from the cool Macarons.
To Decorate the Bunnies
Use Edible Markers or black candy melts to draw on the eyes and little mouth. Add a white dot of candy to the eyes and to the nose. Attach the mini heart sprinkle for the nose. Make bows with white candy and black candy. Attach the bows to make girls and boys.
In my first batch of bunnies, I also added pink cheeks with the edible markers and gave the girls some eyelashes. Design them as you'd like.
Add little bunny tails to the round cookies. Add a dollop of black candy to the lower center of the cookie and add some crushed jimmies to give it some fluff.