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Mint Chocolate Macarons
These French Macarons are a crinkly, chewy delight! Flavoured with mint and filled with chocolate ganache, the combination is simply heavenly!
Course: Dessert
Author: Cristina
  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • 4 large room temperature egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp mint extract
  • OPTIONAL: 1 drop green food colouring
Chocolate Ganache Filling
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 oz . (4 squares) baking chocolate, dark or semi-sweet
  1. Whisk together the almond flour, confectioners sugar and salt.
  2. Add to a food processor and pulse until very fine, and then pass through your finest sieve into a bowl. The finer the mixture, the smoother your cookies will be!
  3. In a very clean mixing bowl, whisk egg whites until they are foamy.
  4. Add granulated sugar and the almond extract, beating on medium-low just until stiff peaks form and the mixture is glossy. DO NOT OVERBEAT!
  5. Gently fold the egg mixture and green food colouring in with the flour mixture until smooth.
  6. Cover baking trays with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet.
  7. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a small, round tip (I used a Wilton size 12) with the batter. Carefully pipe circles with the batter on the baking sheet. These will smooth out a bit, so don't worry if they aren't perfect.
  8. Wait for 30 minutes to an hour (depending on the humidity), until the tops of the piped macarons are hard to the touch and they've dried out a bit.
  9. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them! You may have to change the temperature or time to suit your oven, depending on your results.
  10. Let cool completely before gently removing them from the baking sheets with a thin spatula.
Chocolate Ganache Filling
  1. In a small pot on the stove, pour your cream and add the chocolate.
  2. Heat on a low temperature until the chocolate is melted, stirring occasionally. Be careful not to let it burn!
  3. Remove from the heat once it is completely mixed and smooth.
  4. Let cool completely.
  1. Once everything is completely cool, gently spoon some of the ganache onto the bottom of one of your cookies. Add another on top to make a sweet sandwich!