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Macarons can be tricky enough, but why is it that chocolate macarons seem so much more finicky than the regular macaron cookie? Kid you not, perfecting the chocolate macaron seemed so much harder than the regular macarons. So here are some helpful tips that we have found to help us make better chocolate macarons. Do […]

SweetMacShop Chocolate Macaron Shell

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German chocolate macarons definitively live up to their name with coconut, chocolate and pecan flavors all working together to bring forward a rich taste in a macaron.  Just like the famous cake from which this springs, there are several parts to this recipe, so stay with us.  Adding the pecan crunch is completely up to […]

German Chocolate Macarons

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Once is all it took. I saw them, made them, ate them and I thought, “I can Mac That.” We saw Tony Caputo’s Market Dark Chocolate Chip cookie recipe on Female Foodie,  a terrific site authored by Brooke Eliason and her team, and we were hooked. We let those sweet dough balls sit in the […]

Caputo’s Chocolate Chip Macarons

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This sweet macaron was inspired by the iconic and legendary Girl Scout cookie, Samoa. We took apart all the layers of flavors and recreated them with texture and taste in mind. These just might be my all-time favorite, and I know you will love them! Seriously though, with a crunchy center, caramel drizzle, coconut flakes, […]

Samoa Crunch Macarons

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  Is there anything better than combining two treats into one?  I’d say not! These ding-dong macarons are the perfect mix between the classic Ding Dong that you got as a kid and the smooth crunch of a macaron. In order to make these beautiful chocolate shells, there are a modifications from our original shell […]

Ding Dong Macarons

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If you are a home baker who is turning out baked goods in your home kitchen, one of the things you worry about is how long your treats can stay on the shelf without refrigeration. Cottage laws are the governing laws for home bakers.  It’s more than the list of things you can use, they also have […]

Shelf-stable White Chocolate Ganache Buttercream

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What’s better than caramel? Wait! What’s better than caramel and chocolate? WAIT! What’s better than caramel, chocolate and pretzel?? Nothing! That’s what.  When I had a craving for all three I realized that I could, in fact, put all into a cookie. So that’s just what I did. I lightly crushed the pretzels, leaving them […]

Kitchen Sink Cookies