UNICORN MACARONS – NERDY NUMMIES

Hey guys, it's Ro Welcome to another Nerdy Nummies

I got so many requests from you to make something unicorn themed! So that is exactly what we're going to be doing today I haven't had Macarons in a while and I love those cookies, so I thought "Let's combine these things!" Today we're going to be making Unicorn Macarons! Let's get started! The things you will need will be: 3 eggs, we're only going to be using the egg whites, 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1 cup of almond meal, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and a little bit of white food coloring Now let's put it all together! First step: Sift together your dry ingredients into a large bowl This is very important because you want your batter to be nice and smooth I'm using a little hand sifter

Hold it over the bowl Pour in our almond meal And it has a little hand crank! And you just *Starts saying "Wee Wee" a bunch of times* *Giggles* Powdered sugar "Oh Yeah!" And salt We're making "Sweets Mountain" over here

Look how tall it's getting! I wish this is how mountains were made Now it's time to make our meringue In a large bowl, add 3 of our eggs Remember we're just using the egg whites We don't want the yolks when making a meringue

Then with an electric hand mixer, I'm going to start mixing together my egg whites until they're frothy Then I will slowly start adding our sugar And keep mixing until stiff peaks start to form Now add 1/3 of your meringue to the dry ingredients Fold together gently

Then add another 1/3; fold together gently And then the last 1/3 with a little bit of white food coloring And fold together gently I have 2 different piping bags One has a #2A tip, we're going to use this for the unicorn's face

And then this has a #4 tip, which we're going to use for the unicorn ears and horn Open up your piping bags, place them inside of a glass Scoop the majority of your batter into the bag with the 2A tip, And a little bit of the batter into the bag with the #4 tip Time to pipe our macarons! I made a template and I'll put a link down below if you want to use the template that I'm using I traced the template onto a piece of parchment paper

Whatever side you traced on, put that side down Start by piping the batter on top of the outlined circles using the 2A tip Put the tip in the middle, apply pressure As soon as it hits the line *makes weird sound*, give it a twist On to our details! Grab your second piping bag, fitted with a #4 tip, and pipe the 2 ears and a horn

Also remember we're only piping details on half of the cookies on this sheet because macarons have a top and a bottom, and we don't need to pipe it on the bottom All of our cookies are piped, Now let them sit out for anywhere from a half hour to an hour Until a skin forms over the top It's like a light shell This is crucial to making a macaron, you must do this before it bakes I'm gonna bake the cookies like this with a double cookie sheet because it will help form the feet on the cookies that give those French macarons their distinct look

Heat your oven to 300 degrees and bake for about 15 minutes In this case because I'm making a white macaron, I will also be placing this tray on the rack above them to protect them from direct heat, which will keep them nice and white Once your cookies have baked, give them plenty of time to cool and now it's time to decorate! This is my favorite part Over here I have edible gold metallic paint, some pink luster dust, Some baking brushes, edible food pens We have black, green, and pink

I'll start by drawing on the eyes using the black food safe pen Drawing 2 little smiley faces and little unicorn eyelashes This part's totally optional, but I wanted my unicorns to have a little flower crown Maybe they just came back from a festival Maybe they just came back from Coachella, who knows?! Time to paint! Dip one of the brushes into the gold and paint a thin layer on the horn and ears

Ahh! This is so cute! Last but not least, add some edible blush! Use another small brush, and then dab on both sides *says "dab" a lot* Ahh! So cute! Then do this to the rest of your cookies Now let's assemble these cookies! I put some vanilla buttercream frosting into a piping bag with a #2A tip at the end for a little bit more control All you have to do is pipe some right on top *Weeooo* Place the top on Final step is rolling this little macaron in some rainbow confetti

Then do this to the rest of your macarons and they're ready to serve! Tadaaaaaa! Here are the Unicorn macarons that we made today They are adorable A big thank you to you guys for suggesting something unicorn themed! I loved making these and they turned out super cute I'll be taking lots of pictures and posting the recipe on: rosannapansinocom, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter You can check it out there

And if you guys make these cookies, please take a picture and send it to me I love seeing your baking creations, it just makes me happy; it makes my day And if you have any other ideas for any other Nerdy Nummies, please let me know, leave me a comment down below and I will do my best to make it happen Alright, thanks again you guys Buh-Bye And I'll have one for me! Oh my gosh I feel a little guilty because they're so adorable But they also smell so good *Inhales* Oh I'm so sorry but it's so worth it

Macarons are seriously the best!

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