Sharing one of our favorite french macarons today! These beautiful Biscoff Macarons are such a fun and tasty treat, and they go great with a cold glass of milk. Yes, please!

French Macarons

If you haven’t made your own French Macarons, no worries, I’ve got you covered! I crushed up the crunchy biscoff cookies into the macaron batter and used creamy Biscoff spread for the buttercream. Let’s just say this is one of my favorite Macarons yet! I won’t keep you waiting any longer, let’s take a look at the process.

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Here’s what you’ll need to get started plus a food scale. It will be worth your investment, trust me 🙂

How to Make French Macarons

  1. Preheat oven to 280 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Weigh your egg whites, almond flour, powdered sugar, granulated sugar and ground Biscoff Cookies on your food scale.

  2. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment add your weighed out egg whites, and sugar beating on medium speed. Beat on medium-high until stiff peaks form. Takes close to 5 minutes. See pictures for visuals. Set aside for a couple minutes.

  3. Place the powdered sugar, almond flour and cookies into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Place in a sifter or fine sieve and sift until all dry ingredients have passed through.

  4. Gently fold in the egg whites to the dry ingredients, mixing only until just combined

  5. Place batter into a large pastry bag with a large round tip attached. Pipe rounds, about 1/2 inch apart onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Give a good tap or two of the pan to remove any bubbles.

  6. Bake macarons for 22-25 minutes. You’ll see a shell on top with “feet” around the edges. Let cool completely before removing. Once cooled, take an offset spatula to loosen from parchment. Pair the macarons close in size to each other to prepare for filling.

  7. To prepare buttercream, beat softened butter, creamy Biscoff Spread and powdered sugar until creamy and smooth. Place buttercream into a medium pastry bag with a large round tip attached and pipe a dollop of frosting on the center of a macaron and top with a second macaron. Serve room temperature. Store any remaining macarons in the refrigerator.

You can find these crunchy Biscoff cookies at most grocery stores. If you can’t find them you can always check Amazon.

Start by beating your egg whites and sugar until stiff peaks form. It takes about 5 minutes depending on your mixer.

Pretty peaks.

Here you have your weighed out powdered sugar, crushed Biscoff Cookies, and almond meal/flour. This is one step you cannot short cut. Must be weighed.

You Must Weigh Your Ingredients For Macarons

I love putting my son to work, sifting those ingredients through a fine sieve. You can use a traditional hand crank sifter too. Why haven’t I bought one yet? Sheesh!

Homemade Macarons

Once your ingredients are sifted, gently fold in your egg whites.

Place the folded macaron batter into a piping bag or large Ziploc bag with a large round tip attached. Pipe your macaron batter right onto your parchment paper, like so.

What’s The Difference Between Macaron and Macaroon?

French macarons are sandwich cookies, like what we are making today. They consist of two halves of delicate, airy cookie with a layer of filling in between. Architecturally, they’re like brightly colored Oreos. Main ingredients for Macaron are:

  • Almond flour (i.e. finely ground almonds)
  • Sugar
  • Egg whites
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract

Macaroons are a dense, dollop style coconut-flavored cookie, golden brown when baked. Main ingredients for Macaroons are:

  • Shredded coconut
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Egg whites
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract

They’ll look a little something like this when they’re baked. Let them cool completely.

Make your Biscoff Buttercream to get ready for the filling. I am finding more and more grocery stores are carrying the Biscoff Spread. Thank heavens. It’s to die for.

How To Make Biscoff Buttercream

  1. To prepare buttercream, beat softened butter, creamy Biscoff Spread and powdered sugar until creamy and smooth. Place buttercream into a medium pastry bag with a large round tip attached and pipe a dollop of frosting on the center of a macaron and top with a second macaron. Serve room temperature. Store any remaining macarons in the refrigerator.

Pipe your buttercream into the center of half of the macarons.

Oh baby, I love these macarons 🙂

Biscoff Macarons
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

These beautiful Biscoff Macarons are such a fun and tasty treat, and they go great with a cold glass of milk. Yes, please!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
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Calories: 2346 kcal
Ingredients
Macaroon Ingredients
  • 95 grams egg whites About 3 lg egg whites
  • 65 grams almond flour or almond meal
  • 200 grams powdered sugar
  • 25 grams granulated sugar
  • 45 grams biscoff cookies finely ground up
Biscoff Buttercream Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup creamy biscoff spread
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 280 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Weigh your egg whites, almond flour, powdered sugar, granulated sugar and ground Biscoff Cookies on your food scale.

  2. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment add your weighed out egg whites, and sugar beating on medium speed. Beat on medium-high until stiff peaks form. Takes close to 5 minutes. See pictures for visuals. Set aside for a couple minutes.

  3. Place the powdered sugar, almond flour and cookies into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Place in a sifter or fine sieve and sift until all dry ingredients have passed through.

  4. Gently fold in the egg whites to the dry ingredients, mixing only until just combined

  5. Place batter into a large pastry bag with a large round tip attached. Pipe rounds, about 1/2 inch apart onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Give a good tap or two of the pan to remove any bubbles.

  6. Bake macarons for 22-25 minutes. You'll see a shell on top with "feet" around the edges. Let cool completely before removing. Once cooled, take an offset spatula to loosen from parchment. Pair the macarons close in size to each other to prepare for filling.

  7. To prepare buttercream, beat softened butter, creamy Biscoff Spread and powdered sugar until creamy and smooth. Place buttercream into a medium pastry bag with a large round tip attached and pipe a dollop of frosting on the center of a macaron and top with a second macaron. Serve room temperature. Store any remaining macarons in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Please note that all ovens are very different. These tips and instructions are a reflection from my kitchen and my oven. Play around with my tips but baking time may vary depending on individual oven temps. Good luck and have fun!!

Nutrition Facts
Biscoff Macarons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2346 Calories from Fat 612
% Daily Value*
Fat 68g105%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 407mg18%
Potassium 200mg6%
Carbohydrates 419g140%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 367g408%
Protein 31g62%
Calcium 152mg15%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.