If you're feeling posh this holiday, this fancy French cookie may as well have a gift tag with your name on it.
But before you can make your holiday macarons, you'll have to perfect your macaronage — the delicate batter that gives these cookies their chewy texture — and there's a science to it. Like, a real science. Yale's science magazine wrote a whole article on the chemistry that goes into this not-so-humble cookie.
But have no fear! Your holiday helper is here.
Our favorite confectionery expert, Jyoti Nanra, is sharing all her macaron-making expertise in her live holiday macaron tutorial. With Jyoti's techniques, you can make perfect macarons with shiny tops, crispy outsides, and chewy insides — no Yale degree required.
Add a bit of edible gold leaf to the top, and these elegant cookies will make beautiful holiday gifts. Plus, you'll save a bundle in your holiday budget when you make your macarons yourself.
These are one of the priciest cookies you can buy in stores. The average macaron costs between $2 and $4 (and the world's most expensive macaron is nearly $10,000!) — Jyoti's holiday macaron tutorial costs less than a dozen store-bought macarons. And since you can take the class once and make macarons forever, it truly is the gift that keeps on giving.
🍪🎅 PUT THE YAY IN YOUR HOLIDAY COOKIES 🎅🍪
Whether you want to make easy holiday cookies or master the finicky French macaron, we're here for you with all the holiday baking inspo you need this season.
You can get 16 of Yo's favorite holiday recipes for free by signing up for her Holiday Baking Basics Program. You'll get access to step-by-step video tutorials for cakes, icings, cookies, cakies, and more!
Or, you can carve out some time for yourself during the hectic holiday season by signing up for a live holiday baking tutorial. Master macarons, royal icing, or delicate piping with help from an expert baker.
Whatever you end up baking this season, we hope it makes you merry!