Funfetti Lemon Macarons with Blackberry Mascarpone Filling

Yeah, I’m stuck on macarons. I’m not particularly sure why, other than I am stubborn and love a good challenge. For every dozen successful batch I make, I still experience a batch where the cookies either explode or implode. And admittedly, for every failed batch, my eloquence will belt out a string of profanity in a fit of frustration. Classy—I know.

But let’s stay on point and ignore my poor coping skills.

Lemon Macarons with Blackberry-Mascarpone Filling by Bakers Royale

The failures—that’s what keeps me coming back to these fickle things. How can something so seemingly easy like a recipe that at its base consists of 4 ingredients: egg whites & granulated sugar for the wet mixture and almond flour & confectioner sugar for the dry mixture, lead to so much discussion about how the ingredients should be prepped and handled? And as if that wasn’t enough, there’s also the need to master the folding of the wet and dry mixture. Uh yeah—how is it that with just a few turns of the wrist, or the absences of a few, a bowl-of-potential goodness results in sugary rounds of mockery?

Lemon Macarons with Blackberry-Mascarpone Filling via Bakers Royale

Because there are nuances here, and like it or not, they matter. And these nuances are mastered with experience.

All that said, these cookies don’t deserve the fuss they’ve been given. Don’t believe the hype and you won’t sweat it—an imperfect batch of macarons is still a good tasting batch of macarons and one batch closer to being the right batch of macarons.

Now let’s do this. Hit the jump here for this macaron recipe from Better Homes and Garden. The funfetti finish is optional. You know me—I can’t leave well enough alone, I had to put my heavy-handed embellishing signature on it.

As always, if I can please ask you guys–if you are going to pin any of the images please do so from Delish Dish and not here, since the recipes reside over there. Thanks!

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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    They are just so beautiful, Naomi! I have never even tried to make macarons b/c of how many horror stories I hear. So figure I’ll save my energy for things I am more certain will work out….ha! I love the colors you used!

    It was great seeing you on Friday, too!!

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    These are so cute! I made a bunch of macrons too with a funfetti theme to get with a obeme rain bow cake. I swear my relationship with making macarons is so volatile. One month we are best friends, next month they want to kill me…

    Stunning pictures, by the way.

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonRachel says

    Where is the jump? Am I dumb?

  4. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Oh goodness- I have wanted to make some for what seems like forever. I really need to just do it. I may be right there with you though as I struggle through batches that flop. :)

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonThisBakerGirlBlogs says

    I’ve never eaten a macaron before but I’m seeing them everywhere on the web and yours look awesome! Will definitely have to run out and try some and then give making these a go :-)

  6. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Gorgeous!! I have tried twice now to make macarons. Both time the get feet, nice crunchy outside. But they are totally hollow. Like bad. I read on many places that oven temp is too high if they are hollow. So I keep lowering the temp and still hollow. I won’t give up though!!

  7. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    omg i just had a happiness explosion. i’m pinning this immediately. and then going to start planning a tea party surrounding these.

  8. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAlyssa says

    I can commiserate! I made four batches of macaroons for a party and out of all of those only one tray (not even an entire batch, but just one tray!) came out looking right with the pretty feet and level tops. All of my other ones were either slanted(!), or had feet that were too small or large. Thankfully even though they might not look right, most people won’t notice and they still taste the same! Yours look great!