Peeps Macarons

Peeps Macarons | The Blonde Buckeye

I think you can make anything ‘Peeps’. Fill it with marshmallow and coat it with sugar, and Ithink you’ve got a Peep. That’s what I did with my Easter Macarons, or Peeps Macarons. They’re pink, they’re marshmallowy, they’re sugary, what more could you want on a day like Easter?Continue Reading

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Macarons

Salted Caramel Apple Macarons | The Blonde Buckeye

It’s hard for me to contain my excitement with these guys. I was so excited about these, while I was making them, that I thought I would mess them up. Baking macarons all giddy can be rough. But after all, there was success in the end my friends. Like I said, to me, fall = apple cinnamon. Then you add in some salted caramel?! I mean…Continue Reading

Triple Lemon Macarons

Triple Lemon Macarons | The Blonde Buckeye

I love lemon-flavored anything & I obviously love macarons. It was only a matter of time before these two loves collided. These are actually Triple Lemon Macarons too, all lemon everythang. Lemon Macs, Lemon Curd & Lemon Buttercream. I actually made these for a dear friend’s birthday (she loves lemon too) since macarons make the best gifts! They are adorable-looking, they are oh-so delicious & easy to pack in a cute little box. Sounds like the perfect gift.Continue Reading

Cinnamon Roll Macarons

Cinnamon Roll Macarons | The Blonde Buckeye

Another mac recipe… and these might be my favorite so far. They are like little baby cinnamon rolls, but in macaron form. The shells have a little cinnamon added to the batter & then dusted on the tops. Then the filling is a cream cheese-cinnamon frosting. And I’ll be honest, I overfill mine. That’s just the kind of girl I am. They have just the right amount of cinnamon & sweetness. If you like cinnamon & sugar, trust me you do not want to miss these. (In case you’re new to these parts, you can see more extensive macaron tips & directions from my Chocolate-Peanut Butter Macarons).Continue Reading

Pistachio Macarons with Cocoa Almond Butter

Pistacio Macarons with Cocoa Almond Butter | The Blonde Buckeye

Happy Labor Day! Or Macaron Monday over here… Look, I’m gonna be honest, I re-wrote this post like eight times. It just wasn’t working & I gave up. It looks like my brain is taking the day off. So in the spirit of the holiday, I think I’m just going to let these guys speak for themselves. They’re delicious macarons, they’re made from pistachios, I didn’t make the filling, have a wonderful Labor Day.

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Macarons

Chocolate Macarons with Peanut Butter Buttercream | The Blonde Buckeye

I know, I know – another ‘buckeye’ recipe. Don’t worry, not every recipe will be chocolate & peanut butter, but I just had to share these.

Over the last month when I was switching over from the old blog, I became slightly obsessed with mastering the French Macaron. Something about this challenging cookie lit a fire under my baking butt.  I thought, no problem, I got this.  Well, as a lot of people say, it wasn’t quite as easy as I thought.  Don’t get me wrong, even the batches that I fumbled still tasted insanely good, but they didn’t have the little macaron specifics that they were supposed to.  My first batch literally didn’t have ‘feet’ at all, they were like hard-shelled whoopie pies.  Then my second & third batches were hollow on the inside.  But by my fourth batch, I figured out what worked. I think I made all of the mistakes that people commonly make with those four batches.  But also, I think those mistakes helped me learn what works for me & my kitchen (& what doesn’t work).Continue Reading