Cookie Dough Macarons are light and airy on the outside. And creamy and chocolatey on the inside.
When I first went to New York City back in 2013, I instantly fell in love. The chaos, the noises, the energy, the food, even the, um, quirky people – I loved every single bit of it.
And then I went to Bouchon Bakery. And then I fell hard when I finally tried a French macaron. You know, those gorgeous sandwich cookies made with delicate almond-flour and egg-white shells with a luscious curd or buttercream filling?
They’re usually pastel colored, fruit or nut flavored, and super expensive? Yeah, those. It was everything I ever dreamed of, but not everything I had hoped for, only because I hoped that eating one would make me a classy French person and that didn’t happen. But taste-wise, yeah, it was dreamy with a capital-D.
My first Bouchon macaron was pistachio, and it was killer. Next, I went to Dylan’s Candy Bar and upstairs, they have a tiny pop-up shop for Dana’s Bakery, another macaron place in NYC. Dana’s had gorgeous macs with super-fun flavors, like Fruity Pebbles(!!) and cookie dough. Sadly, when I arrived that day, cookie dough was sold out, and I felt like I’d been punched in my delicate macaron heart. (Fruity Pebbles, however, was badass – I have a homemade recipe for those on my blog!)
But since then, cookie dough macarons have been on my mind and it was high time I caved and made them. After perfecting my macaron recipe, streamlining the often pesky, labor-intensive and complicated steps into a simple process, I’ve managed to create what is possibly my favorite macaron flavor yet – including the ones I’ve eaten in NYC from actual macaron-baking-for-a-living people (aka, the French).
I feel like mine, while not super authentic (I’m German, so there’s that) are pretty darn close to the original, and boast the same delicate, light and airy texture with a crisp shell and soft and chewy interior, the perfect filling ratio, and those adorable "feet" along the ridges of each macaron. And for that, I say, ‘magnifique!’ because I’m still hoping I’ll turn French one day.
Here’s my recipe for cookie dough macarons. If you’re looking for my simple, step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make macarons, be sure to visit here – there’s also a fun recipe for Nutter Butter macarons!
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