Christmas and Hanukkah may be over but holiday cookies are still be made to celebrate the New Year. These rose and champagne macarons from Brave Tart are a subtle and delicate cookie that is perfect to serve at a New Year's Eve party. French macarons can be temperamental so it might be wise to practice this recipe a couple of times before baking them for your party. Bring in 2012 with rose and champagne macarons.
4 ounces (115g) blanched almonds or almond flour, or whatever nut you like
8 ounces (230g) powdered sugar*
5 ounces egg whites (144g), temperature and age not important!
2 1/2 ounce (72g) sugar
the scrapings of 1 vanilla bean or 2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp (2g) salt
1 1/4 tsp of rose flower water
red gel coloring
10 oz egg whites (it’s okay to go a little over)
10 oz sugar
1/2 tsp salt
the scrapings from 1 vanilla bean
2 pounds unsalted butter, cut into 2” chunks, room temperature
325 ml Champagne
For full recipe instructions, click here.