Christmas Macarons: A Holiday Gift That Will Surely Impress

With macarons being all the craze this year, what better than to give a box of these adorable sweet treats as a holiday gift! Naomi from Bakers Royale gives us the lowdown on macarons and how to create these desirable goodies with ease.

I know you may be looking at macarons and thinking, "What? Crazy-hard to make." But as I've mentioned before, they really aren't. You'll see my recipe doesn't require aging eggs over the course of a few days or drying out almond flour. Nope, this is a simple version.

I had to share this chocolate and blackberry macaron because (1) they are truly one of my favorite macarons I've made, and (2) this recipe is a perfect pairing with Driscoll's Made with Love campaign.

If you haven't noticed, I love making sweet treats, but what I love more than sharing the tasty treats are the relationships that develop over food. It's the community aspect of coming together. Along with that, many of my friends are still learning how to make macarons, so I thought no time better than the present to dive right into them. I figure we can all do this together and spread the Made with Love campaign.

So let's do this! To get started, make sure you read through the whole recipe if you are making macarons for the first time. Pay close attention to the visual cues for readiness while preparing the batter.

And most of all, don't worry if you don't have perfect little feet on your macarons-imperfect macarons are still great tasting macarons.

For my Chocolate Blackberry Macaron recipe, click here.

Naomi Robinson is the voice behind her blog, Bakers Royale. She is a mother, wife, and self-taught baker residing in beautiful Orange County, California.

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