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Making the Perfect French Macaron!!

I had the wonderful opportunity to get together with some great friends last Saturday at Shelley’s home for a FABULOUS night of Macaron baking, taught by the adorable Mercedes White from Mercedes Macarons.

{Thank you Elizabeth  of Dear Lizzy for the great photos}

I learned so much!! First of all — do you know what the difference is between Macaroons and Macarons?? My dad’s favorite cookie was macaroons and I can tell you that what we made on Saturday night were NOT the same thing. Macarons {with ONE “O”}is the correct spelling for these french delicacies. And you can fill them will all kinds of fillings — from sweet to savory, even berry fillings!  They are incredibly light, with a slight crunchy outside, soft inside and at only 70 calories per cookie – a delightful treat!!!

image via  cravingworthy

 There are also quite a few secrets to making the perfect Macaron. I will tell you a few, but I’ve been sworn to secrecy on a couple. The first thing you need to know is measurement is key. Also, precise mixing time is a must. If you over-mix, the Macaron will not rise.

But never fear, Mercedes not only sells her already made cookies at markets all over UT, but she now offers her amazing, fail-proof almond-flour macaron mix to the public too! YES — you can order the perfect Macaron mix and you don’t have to worry about sifting or measurements. Plus, all of the instructions are included so you can make the perfect Macaron too!!
You can order Macaron Mixes through Mercedes’ store — Mercedes White French Macarons — and she will ship them to you!!

Mercedes White Macarons- Blogger night from Collin Kartchner on Vimeo.

It was also so fun to meet and Emily of Ruffling Feathers/ Bijou Market. Elizabeth of Dear Lizzy,and Elizabeth’s talented husband,Collin Kartchner who even videos the evening . So fun!!

You can view some of Collin’s other amazing vidoes —  here.

Lovely paper cut cards by Alexis Mattox Designs

And guess what?? You can sample Mercedes amazing  macarons and all-ready-to-go cookie mix at this weekend’s Bijou Market.

Not only will Mercedes be there, but there will also be 50 other amazing handmade and vintage vendors. It’s going to be a wonderful place to shop for Holiday gifts — don’t miss it!!

Thanks again Mercedes for an amazing evening!!!



  1. Thanks jen for this lovely post! It was such a pleasure meeting you!

  2. Oh I’d love to carry her French macarons in my store. Definitely her most coveted “bijoux”.
    Jen, hard work is always rewarded. No pain, no glory 😉

  3. How fun! And yummy.

  4. I remember seeing a Martha Stewart magazine with tons of colorful macarons a few years ago! They are beautiful cookies!

    • They are so pretty and so tasty. I never would have thought!! I love seeing them in all of the bright colors all packaged up!!


  5. Yum! It looks like you had a wonderful time making them. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Yum! Those look delicious! I have some of these for the first time this summer on vacation. How fun that you got to learn how to make them. And you got to meet Elizabeth Kartchner…I am so jealous:-) She is amazing!!!

    • Joceyn » Elizabeth is so sweet in real life too!! yes, it was such a fun night. I’m going to make some macarons for Thanksgiving!!


  7. I have always wanted to make these, but I have also always been intimidated. You I’ll have to help me through it. Thats what friends are for 😉

  8. Ooo, those look delicious!

    • Lil Miss Red T-Shirt » They were SO good. Can you believe I had never had one before. I may be a little obsessed with them now LOL!!


  9. this looks great sounds like a great idea…french macarons are amazing…will have to check out her mixes !!

    • rosemary » It was so interesting to find out all of the little things that need to be done in order for the macaron to turn out right. They are so pretty when they are all done :)