Susan from She’s Becoming Doughmesstic originally posted about her French Chocolate Macarons in July. I’ve been craving them since that day and have had the recipe starred in my Google Reader all of this time!
Sometimes, I wonder about myself… What on earth took me so long to actually make these cookies? I’ve even eyed purchasing some macarons online numerous times. But the $3-$6 per cookie always stopped me in my tracks.
Yesterday evening, while my mom was here to play with Bo and my lasagna was in the oven baking, I finally tackled the macarons. I used Susan’s recipe for French Chocolate Macarons and then made my own peanut butter filling.
My cookies did not achieve the smooth tops that other’s macarons have and I think that is mostly due to the fact that I couldn’t find my piping bag and had to use a Ziploc bag to pipe the cookies. (Other theories are welcome.) For my first attempt, I think they are delicious and I was thrilled with the results. I’ll definitely be making these again! Actually, I think I’ll go have a few for breakfast.
Peanut Butter Filling
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
4 Tbsp. powdered sugar
5 Tbsp. milk (I used whole)
In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the peanut butter, approximately 1 minute. Using a whisk, add the powdered sugar and milk and whisk until smooth. Yum!