let me start by saying i am in NO way a macaron expert.
in fact, you should call me a macaron semi-noncomformist because those rules about weighing ingredients and such are things i throw out the window.
99% because i wanna take the short cut.
but knowing macarons are called finicky,
i did follow some rules (i'm not that much of a rebel)
and made these:
jeepers i thought someone out there already made peep macarons but googling them did not give me these.
so here ya go.
i followed martha's recipe like i've done many times in the past when i made these, these, these, and heck you're not even gonna click on "these" anyway so i'll be quiet.
anyway, the recipe works for me and i really hope you get to making some cuz dang they sure are yummy and squishably cute.
ok so i take that back about being a nonconformist cuz i did follow martha's recipe and actually find it funny she didn't mention any strict rules about weighing
and using room temp eggs.
but you gotta check out this video from beth cuz if you're visual like me, this video REALLY helps.
i just approximated about 1/4-1/3 cup of the mix
for each color.
it was just a huge spoon actually from the spatula i used.
sorry i'm so imprecise!
so how do you get peep shapes?
cuz you'll need a template right?
well i thought about drawing one and then said to myself,
"self, you know there's a peep printable out there!"
so then i remembered seeing a peep game on
the thirty handmade days blog and bam!
i got my template :)
the sprinkles bled just a tiny bit especially on the pink ones but i think they still came out ok.
this was one of Beth's macaron rules.
my oven's cukoo and old so some got over baked a tiny bit while others didn't but such is life.
if you want the filling recipe i used,
check it out here when i made my first macarons.
(dang there's a lot of links to this post!)
i divided the filling in 6 equal parts and used my emulsions for different flavors-
lemon for the yellow peeps,
orange for the orange peeps,
raspberry for the purple peeps,
i get the emulsions from homegoods or ross and lemme tell ya they add sooo much more flavor than extracts and you only need a few drops of flavoring.
so there you have it.
a bunch of bunnies.
don't think these bunnies have a chance to multiply cuz they'll be eaten up pretty quickly.
so i hope you hip hoppity hop to it and make some :)