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Homemade macaroons


In an effort to encourage celebrating simply, my third styled Christmas design is filled with tiny hints of simplicity. Easy details you could incorporate to create a relaxed holiday with a little added sparkle! For instance homemade macaroons…

In an effort to have this fabulously trendy treat but stay within budget, I decided to try my hand at making them. I found a great recipe until 16 steps in when I realized it was not very simple at all! Instead I grabbed a box of vanilla wafers, a jar of marshmallow fluff and went to work creating my own version of this beloved french treat!

I topped each macaroon with a dusting of baking glitter. They were incredibly pretty to look at and quite amazing to taste.

Photography by Carly Taylor



  • Stéphanie
    December 14, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Oh !
    Yummy !!!

  • Kelly
    December 14, 2010 at 8:06 am

    I love the look of macaroons too and have been wanting (very timidly) to try my hand at making them. I love your equally cute version with the Nilla wafers — brilliant! Now we just need to figure out how to dye them all those cute colors. :-)

  • Natasha
    December 14, 2010 at 8:21 am

    How lovely! As soon as I see that there are too many steps, I go to the next recipe ;) Your version sounds yummy!

  • Katie
    December 14, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I love this idea and the presentation!!

  • Victoria
    December 14, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Kelly, yes dying them would be fabulous- Hmmmm. I’ll need to think about that, could we maybe dip the cookies in colored water, like Easter egg dying??? I may have to try that one.

  • Lena
    December 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Those suckers certainly aren’t easy, and I love your simply, cost-effective alternative!

  • Meagan
    December 14, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Oh goodness these look DIVINE!

  • Tegan M.
    December 14, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I’m pretty sure Wiltons sells colored decorating sprays that might work at coloring them!

    Love your honesty. 16 steps in?! Must have been a Martha Stewart “easy” recipe. ;)

  • Victoria
    December 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Tegan… Okay 16 may have been a bit of an exaggeration- you caught me:)

    It was definitely about the time that my peaks were looking more like plains than peaks that I gave up. PS. The real recipie may be easier if you have a nice kitchen aid. I don’t. I have a $12 hand mixer from Target;)

  • Diana
    December 14, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    What a fabulous substitute, Victoria!! Looks like heaven in a bowl ;)

  • Laura
    December 15, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Baking glitter is ingenious! Where do you get that from?

  • Rachel
    December 15, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Very cute, thanks for sharing!!

  • Victoria
    December 16, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Laura, Micheals sells baking glitter. You can also get it online here- I’d love to see what you make with it!

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