The holiday season may be all about enjoying the most popular cookies around, but if you want to shake things up a little bit this time around, you can count on Broma Bakery to give you a few deliciously sweet ideas to sub in. From her Triple Chocolate Cheesecake to vodka pie crust, Sarah Crawford is always cooking up something rather tasty for fans to fall in love with. And this time, her Hot Chocolate Macarons are especially for the chocolate lover in you.
Captioning the post with “remember when you made your first hot cocoa of the season and you’re just TOO excited to let it cool down that you just burn the roof of your mouth because it was so worth it? these hot chocolate macarons take all the cozy flavors of a steaming mug of hot cocoa and put them into a bite sized, delicate french cookie,” the nostalgic recipe developer promises that this will be the “perfect festive holiday cookie” for you.
One of the best things about Sarah’s recipe for these chocolatey macarons is that they only take an hour and a half to create, and require limited ingredients to make them come to life. According to her blog post, you’ll only need egg whites, granulated sugar, almond flour, powdered sugar, and unsweetened cocoa powder to create 20 of these decadent macarons. And for the marshmallow filling, the ingredients are even simpler with one egg white and 1/3 cup granulated sugar being the only requirements.
After you cook your egg whites and granulated sugar in a double boiler and whisk them together to create a Swiss meringue using Sarah’s method, you’ll add your sifted ingredients (almond flour, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar) to the mix. Once your batter is mixed together properly, you’ll add it to a large pastry bag fitted with a 1-inch tip. Piping silver dollar-sized circles onto your baking sheets is next — with two bangs on the counter to remove bubbles — right before popping them into your 300°F preheated oven for 13 minutes.
During their cook time, the blog notes that this is when you’ll want to make your marshmallow filling by cooking your egg white and sugar mixture. You’ll want to add this to a piping bag (equipped with a star tip) for easy application to your macarons. And voilà! You’ve got yourself plenty of chocolatey macarons to enjoy by yourself or share with your crew. What’s better than that?