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Cookies and Cream (Oreo) Macarons

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Servings 24 macarons

Equipment

  • Measuring scale
  • Sifter
  • Oven thermometer
  • Stand mixer or Hand mixer
  • Pastry bag
  • #12 round tip (optional)
  • 2 aluminum baking sheets with silicone mats or Silpat

Ingredients
  

Macaron shells

  • 135 grams almond flour
  • 125 grams icing sugar
  • 100 grams egg whites About 3 large egg whites
  • 88 grams granulated sugar
  • pinch cream of tartar
  • 1-2 tsp crushed oreo cookies for topping

Cookies and Cream (Oreo) Buttercream

  • 120 grams butter softened
  • 200 grams icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 3-5 Oreo cookies

Instructions
 

Macarons Shells

  • Pre-heat oven to 300ºF.
  • Separate the eggs from the egg whites (if using fresh eggs). Measure out 100 g (about 3 large eggs).
  • In a separate bowl, sift the icing sugar and almond flour together
  • Repeat the sifting process to ensure there are no clumps. If there are any clumps, discard them.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add the egg whites and a pinch cream of tartar. Beat on high until foamy.
  • Once the egg whites are foamy, turn the mixer down to the lowest setting possible, and slowly add the granulated sugar. Be sure to incorporate all the sugar into the egg whites.
  • Turn up the mixer again on high, and keep beating egg whites until peaks form. DO NOT OVERBEAT.
  • Once done, pour all the almond flour and icing sugar mixture into the egg whites.
  • Fold the dry mixture into the egg whites with a rubber spatula until the paste flows like a ribbon.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat with a macaron template.
  • Fit a pastry bag with a #12 round tip, if using, and trim the bottom as appropriate.
  • Pour batter into the bag.
  • Pipe circles onto the prepared baking sheet. You should get about 40-60 circles.
  • Once piped, rap the sheet on the counter to release all the air bubbles. Use a cookie scribe or toothpick to remove any smaller bubbles.
  • Sprinkle with crushed oreo cookie crumbs if using.
  • Rest for 30 minutes until the shells have formed a skin and are no longer tacky to the touch.
  • Bake in the oven at 300°F for 13-15 minutes.
  • Check for doneness by wiggling the shell. Shells are fully baked when they don’t move from the feet. If it wiggles from the feet, then bake for another minute, and check again.
  • Cool the shells in the tray.

Cookies and Cream (Oreo) Buttercream

  • Separate Oreo cookies and remove the cream. Crush the cookies until they resemble fine cookie crumbs.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Sift in ⅓ of the icing sugar and beat until fluffy. Repeat with another ⅓ of the icing sugar. Beat until fully incorporated. Add in the final third of the icing sugar, and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Add in the reserved cream from the cookies, and mix in until incorporated.
  • Sift in the cookie crumbs and fold into the buttercream until fully incorporated.

Assembly & Decorate

  • Once cool, remove macaron shells from the baking tray and pair similar-sized shells together to form the cookie sandwiches.
  • Pipe in about 1-2 teaspoons of cookies and cream (Oreo) buttercream onto half the shells.
  • Carefully sandwich the cookie with its pair. Repeat to assemble all the cookies.
  • Macarons taste best when they've rested in the fridge for a day. Once all the cookies are assembled, store the macarons in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours to mature. Remove from fridge 20 minutes before serving.
Keyword Cookies and Cream Macarons, oreo macarons