If there’s one thing that’s true about Christmas, it’s that there’s no shortage of sweet treats!
Everything from seasonal cookies to cakes and candy, there’s just some flavors that we all associate with this joyous time of year.
Christmas classics like eggnog, gingerbread and candy canes are so strongly tied to the holiday season that they’re eaten almost exclusively each and every December.
While these flavors (and more) can be found in desserts of all kinds, we’re always interested in looking for new and delicious ways to enjoy them.
And what could be scrumptious than the spectacular French macaron?
If you know anything about our passion for macarons here, you already know how we feel about them.
We can’t get enough!
If you agree, or if we’ve got you a little curious, then read on and explore our collection of festive and delicious Christmas macarons.
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The warm and spicy notes of gingerbread make it an instant classic during the holiday season.
There’s something about the comforting flavor that brings back childhood memories and feelings of Christmastime nostalgia.
Because gingerbread is so connected to the season, showcasing a gingerbread macaron recipe was a “no brainer” for us! And we’ve found an incredible one from Kitchen 355 that you need to check out.
This cookie is top tier tasty!
It combines gingerbread flavor with the delicate texture of a French macaron. So if you’re looking for a unique way to enjoy gingerbread this year, bake a batch of these delectable delights.
For those that love the smooth and velvety beverage, it’s almost like they can’t get enough of it!
If you count yourself among them, then imagine enjoying your favorite holiday beverage as a delightfully delicious macaron.
That’s right, this fun and festive eggnog macaron recipe from Liv for Cake is one you can’t afford to miss. Satisfy that eggnog craving with these bite-sized desserts and take your treat making to the next level at the same time.
Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or bringing a special treat to a family gathering, these little cookies are sure to impress eggnog fans everywhere.
Your taste buds will thank you!
Candy Cane Macarons
Another staple of the holiday season is the sweet and minty taste of a candy cane.
It’s a festive and fun flavor and for those who love crunching on these delectable treats every Christmas season, there’s no substitute for its refreshing taste.
For lovers of this classic candy, we’ve got a macaron recipe you must see. Coming to you from Completely Delicious is a crunchy cookie featuring a peppermint shell, white chocolate ganache filling, and topped with crushed candy canes.
Besides being super tasty, these macarons are sure to add some Christmas flair to your dessert spread!
The tart and tangy flavor of cranberries is a long-time staple of the holiday season. Besides being delicious, the brilliant deep red color of them makes cranberries perfect for any Christmas party.
If you’re passionate about these classic berries, then we’ve got a surprise in store for you – cranberry macarons!
Featuring a crunchy cranberry-flavored macaron shell, these easy-to-make French cookies are filled with a tangy cranberry curd and finished with a sprinkle of dried cranberries on top.
They’re completely scrumptious and visually stunning as well. You’ll dazzle and delight your friends and family with these treats. A bright red shell, flecked with dried cranberries, will pop against your festive plates.
Don’t sleep on these – get baking!
Similar to cranberries, pomegranate has a festive and fruity flavor that’s long been associated with Christmas the world over.
If you’re looking for a creative way to include them in your collection of desserts this Christmas then look no further than this delicious-looking pomegranate macaron recipe from Pies and Tacos!
Beautifully crafted, each cookie has its own unique, hand-piped design. These adorable cookies are so pretty to look at, you almost won’t want to eat them.
Because after one bite into the soft cookie shell gives way to a double helping of goodness – pomegranate jam and buttercream filling! This recipe has mastered the delicate balance between tart and sweet, and I can promise it’s one that’ll be on your Christmas dessert list for years to come.
Figs are a fruit that pairs well with traditional warm spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Of course, these are traditionally associated with classic Christmas recipes.
For you fig fanatics out there, I know because I’m one too, then it’s hard to imagine not loving any dessert that features figs as the key ingredient.
So when I tell you all about these incredible fig macarons from Posh Little Designs, I know you’re going to love them!
The irresistible combination of sweet, juicy figs and the crisp, delicate macaron shell makes for a heavenly taste experience. Just imagine the sweet aroma of roasted figs and fresh baked macarons as it fills your kitchen during this special time of year.
You’ll wow your guests with their taste and dazzle them the design of these tasty treats. Although they’re a vegan recipe, you can substitute any ingredients you like.
Either way, you can’t go wrong!
Sugar Plum Macarons
We’ve touched on a lot of delicious delights in this tour of Christmas macaron flavors, but we’ve got one last tasty surprise.
After all, what would a list like this be if it left off a traditional seasonal favorite like sugar plums?’
These cinnamon-infused treats are good for a lot more than just dancing in the heads of sleeping children eagerly awaiting Santa’s arrival.
Sugar plums are always a hit. I don’t know how anyone could pass up on the lip smacking juiciness that only a plum possesses.
If you count yourself as a lover of this Christmas staple, then this recipe for plum macarons from Youth Sweets is one you’ve got to try.
It’s loaded with plenty of plum goodness – sugared plum shells sandwich, a decadent filling of plum and white chocolate ganache.
The sugar plum flavor is just right, not too overpowering, and not too weak. Every bite of these delightful macarons will leave you feeling like you’ve received a warm hug from the holiday season itself!
So if you’re making them for yourself or planning to serve them at your Christmas Party, they’re a perfect way to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
They taste delicious and with a charming appearance to match, you can be sure that your holiday season will be filled with joy!
|Gingerbread Macarons||Gingerbread’s warm and spicy notes make it a classic during the holiday season, bringing feelings of Christmastime nostalgia. The cookie combines gingerbread flavor with the delicate texture of a French macaron.|
|Eggnog Macarons||For eggnog lovers, this recipe allows them to enjoy their favorite holiday beverage as a delicious macaron. Impress eggnog fans everywhere with these festive treats.|
|Candy Cane Macarons||The sweet and minty flavor of candy canes is a staple of the holiday season. This recipe features a peppermint shell, white chocolate ganache filling, and crushed candy canes on top, making it a delicious and festive addition to any dessert spread.|
|Cranberry Macarons||The tart and tangy flavor of cranberries is a classic holiday flavor. This recipe features a crunchy cranberry-flavored shell, tangy cranberry curd filling, and dried cranberries on top, making for a visually stunning and delicious treat.|
|Pomegranate Macarons||The festive and fruity flavor of pomegranate makes it a popular Christmas flavor. This recipe features pomegranate jam and buttercream filling and has a delicate balance between tart and sweet, making it a must-try for your holiday dessert list.|
|Fig Macarons||Figs pair well with warm spices traditionally associated with Christmas. This recipe combines sweet, juicy figs with a crisp macaron shell, making for a heavenly taste experience. Vegan friendly with the ability to substitute ingredients.|
|Plum Macarons||Plum brings a delicious surprise to the tour of Christmas macaron flavors with its sweet taste. This recipe is a must-try for anyone looking to add some variety to their holiday dessert spread.|
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