French Chocolate Macarons with Peanut Butter Filling

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.

Last week, Susan made another flavor of macarons and over the weekend, Tania from Love Big, Bake Often, made her own macarons as well. I knew it was time. I had to make them!!

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!

11 thoughts on “French Chocolate Macarons with Peanut Butter Filling

  1. Those look fantastic! I cannot wait to try chocolate ones. We are devouring the lemon lime ones quite quickly, but I see chocolate ones in our near future! And with peanut butter?!?!? Oh yeah!

  2. Oh, I'm such a sucker for PB & chocolate – those look fantastic! And if you got it perfect the first time, what fun would that be?

  3. Yum Jamie! macarons are my favorite. My husband’s favorite coffee spot is a place called Macaron that only sells this one confection (and coffee). Gotta love New York! He brings them home a couple of times a month, the flavors are always different. They are $2 a piece but pretty large, so a macaron bargain. Even with the cracks they look lovely and delicious. My favorites are from Fauchon.

  4. You’re amazing. Toddler to chase, pg with twins, working full-time. Where do you find the time and energy?! If my mom was here to play with the Piglet i’d be doing laundry, making beds, taking a shower! You are awesome and so are your macaroons.

  5. Wow Jamie! I am so proud of you! See? Not too hard at all!
    My suggestion for stopping the cracks is to definitely use an empty pan in the bottom of the oven to prevent them from getting too hot. At least that works for me – although they taste the same cracks or not!
    That filling sounds yummy! Great job.

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