The Best French Macaron Recipes

Best Macaron Recipes, plus baking tips for success!

If you’ve been following my page or channel for a while, you know I LOVE macarons! For this post, I wanted to bring together all the best macaron recipes into one spot! I have soo many unique and incredible flavors on my channel and I wanted to highlight all my favorites from over the years!

It’s Worth the Effort!

My love for macarons began about 4 years ago and it was NOT love at first sight! Baking these temperamental little cookies was a nightmare at first! I think I ruined at least four batches before I finally got something that resembled a macaron cookie! Now, macarons are my favorite dessert to make! I find the whole process a bit like meditation. It’s so relaxing and enjoyable once you get the hang of making them. Over the holiday season, I baked six batches for all my neighbors and friends to enjoy!

My Tips for Making Macarons

Here are few tips to help you with baking and enjoying these cookies!

  1. Whisk the egg whites just until they reach stiff peak stage. Under mixing will result in a flat batter; over mixing can cause the cookies to spread while baking.
  2. Fold the batter thoroughly, flattening the egg whites against the side of your mixing bowl. BUT, be careful – you don’t want to over mix the batter! That will also cause your cookies to be just flat, shapeless disks.
  3. Allow those cookies to REST! Let the cookies stand for an hour at room temperature, allowing a thin shell to form on the outside. This shell gives the cookies their shape so it’s crucial! If your macarons are cracking on top, you might need to let the cookies rest longer. If you live in a humid climate, extend the timing even more as humidity and moisture will prevent a shell from forming.
  4. If you are baking colored or white macarons on parchment paper and want to avoid a burnt or yellow bottom, line the bottom of pan with a silicon mat. I prefer to bake on parchment paper because I get better results but every oven bakes different so try both methods!
  5. I recommend keeping these refrigerated for at least two days to allow the macarons to ‘mature’. When they ‘mature’, the shells become softer and even more delicious! Take them out at least an hour before enjoying to allow the cookies to thaw and come up to room temperature.

*Click on any image or the links above the photos to take you directly to the recipe!*

Caramel Coffee Macarons

I wanted to start this collection of my best macaron recipes with my all-time favorite – coffee caramel macarons! These are one of the first recipes I shared and make these all the time! My husband enjoys them, too!


a close up of coffee macarons on a tray

Chocolate Mint Macarons

These chocolate mint macarons are a close second-favorite! I love making these during the holiday season! They taste almost like mint thins with the coating of chocolate and they’re perfectly refreshing after dinner!

green chocolate mint macarons with chocolate on a table

Triple Strawberry Macarons

If you love fruity macarons, I’ve got you covered with a few incredible recipes, starting with these ‘Triple Strawberry Macarons’! I recently started adding a sprinkle of citric acid powder (available online) to add a zesty twist and balance out the sweetness.

A close up of strawberry macarons on a tray, with berries

Raspberry Lemon Macarons

Next up, my raspberry lemon macarons. This is the FIRST macaron recipe I ever tried and it’s still so delicious!

A close up of raspberry macarons on a tray, with lemons and raspberries

Chocolate Pomegranate Macarons

I love these chocolate macarons with tangy and fruity pomegranate buttercream. This buttercream is simply incredible! You’ll want to use it for everything!

A close up of chocolate pomegranate macarons on a wooden tray

Champagne Peach Macarons

Another fruity macaron recipe – these sparkly, gold-dusted peach champagne macarons are so fancy!

A close up of peach macarons with a slice of peach

Tiramisu Macarons

I often get asked where I get my recipe inspiration. For macarons, I love to recreate the flavors of traditional dessert recipes, like this recipe for tiramisu macarons.

tiramisu macaron cookies on a wooden tray

Cinnamon Roll Macarons

If you love cinnamon rolls, you’ll love these cinnamon rolls macarons! Plus, they’re so fun to make!

a close up of cinnamon macarons on a tray, with caramel sauce

Blueberry Cheesecake Macarons

And these blueberry cheesecake macarons taste like a bite of heavenly cheesecake!

A close up of blueberry macarons on a tray, with fresh berries

Sparkling Wine Grape Macarons

Next up, sparkling grape macarons! These are SOO fruity and delicious and I love the silver sparkle, which makes them look extra fancy!

A tray with grape macarons on a table, with grape jelly

Maraschino Cherry Heart-Shaped Macarons

Not all macarons are nice and round! These heart-shaped maraschino cherry macarons are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

A plate full of heart shaped macarons, with cherries

Coconut Mango Macarons

If you’re craving the flavors of the tropics but are stuck at home, try these coconut mango macarons to satisfy your cravings!

A plate full of coconut mango macarons, with shredded coconut

Pumpkin Spice Macarons

And last up in my best macaron recipes collection, my pumpkin spice macarons! I made these this fall and let me tell you, they are soo delicious! They taste just like a bite of all things fall!

a close up of pumpkin macarons on a tray, with mini pumpkins

Almond Roca Macarons

Caramel French macarons

Ferrero Rocher Macarons

chocolate French macarons

Blackberry Lemon Lavender Macarons

lavender macarons with blackberry buttercream and lemon curd filling

Triple Lemon Macarons

lemon macarons with lemon buttercream filling and homemade lemon curd

Coconut Lime Macarons

coconut lime macarons with lime filling