Kids In the Kitchen: French Macarons S’il Vous Plaît

macaronVisually, French macarons are just lovely.  After watching the new American Girl movie, “Grace Stirs Up Success” we were seriously motivated to try and bake macarons ourselves.  Based on the reviews we settled on this recipe on  We were happy with our sweet, pink confections.  Instead of food coloring we used Wilton pink cake coloring to get this soft pink hue.

DSC_1136We put our batter in a Ziploc bag and cut off the tip so we could easily pipe the macarons.  Next, we traced a small bowl to make uniform circles on parchment.  After a fun afternoon of baking I am seriously considering one of the following professional mats.

WS Macaron sheet

Williams-Sonoma Macaron Mat ($19.95)

B&B macaron

Bed Bath and Beyond Macaron Mat ($14.99)