Green Tea French Macarons


Cookies Gluten Free High Altitude Naturally Colorful Desserts No Seed Oils | Published October 15, 2022 by Mimi Council

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Naturally colored green, thanks to the matcha, these Green Tea French Macarons are an amazing cookie to bake for tea time, or anytime!

If you love French macarons, try my Strawberry French Macarons, Chocolate Malt French Macarons, or my Chocolate French Macarons!

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What are French macarons?

French macarons are a meringue based cookie that originated in France. They are small, petite, and delicate cookies made up of egg whites and sugar. French macarons are naturally gluten free because they are made using almond flour. They are usually filled with buttercream, ganache, or jams. And most of the time they are colored for beautiful pastel or bright little cookies. I always make sure to use organic dyes without artificial colors in my French macarons!

green tea french macarons

Green Tea French Macarons are one of my favorites. I love baking with tea. If you do too, then check out my Earl Grey Green Tea Pound Cake recipe. And I’m sure you’ll love this recipe for Green Tea French Macarons!

I use Suncore Foods Matcha Powder to give these macarons a signature pastel green hue. That means this recipe for Green Tea French Macarons is free of artificial dyes, yet they are still a beautiful pastel green color. Then, I make a green tea filling by adding green tea to my vanilla buttercream recipe along with milk.

I use a piping tip to fill these macarons, but if you don’t have one, you definitely do not need one! I use the Ateco tip #864. This is a star tip, and if you have another star tip then any kind will work! The decorative tip just gives these Green Tea French Macarons a little extra cuteness.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Naturally Gluten Free: I love French macarons because they are naturally gluten free. That makes these a great option to make if you have friends with a gluten allergy and you want everyone to enjoy something delicious.

Delicate & Sweet: The best part about French macarons are their delicate texture and sweet flavor. They are the perfect amount of delicate, airy, light, and not too sweet.

Naturally Colorful: I use matcha powder in this recipe to make these French macarons naturally green.

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Ingredients

Organic Large Egg Whites

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Food to Live Organic Almond Flour

Suncore Foods Organic Premium Midori Jade Matcha Supercolor Powder

Organic Valley Salted Butter

FGO Organic Earl Grey Tea

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

Piping Bags

Ateco Tip #804

Ateco Tip #864

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attach­ment, add the egg whites, cane sugar, and vanilla extract. Whisk, starting on low to avoid splattering, and slowly in­ creasing the speed to high, until stiff peaks form.

Sift the powdered sugar and almond flour together into the bowl of meringue and add the matcha powder. Turn the mixer on low for 10 to 15 rotations until the dry ingredients start to blend into the meringue. Pulse the mixer on medium­/high 4 to 5 times to incorporate the batter.

Remove the mixing bowl from the mixer, and gently stir the batter with a spatula just until there are no pockets of egg whites or dry bits of almond flour. Don’t overstir. Trans­fer the batter to a piping bag fitted with Ateco tip #804.

Step 3

Pipe the macaron batter onto the prepared cookie sheets (30 should fit on each cookie sheet).

Step 4

Holding a cookie sheet firmly in both hands, and making sure the parchment paper doesn’t slide around, bang the cookie sheet on the counter a few times. Rotate the cookie sheet and bang it a few more times. Repeat with the other cookie sheet. This will smooth out the batter and will help form the macarons’ famous “feet.”

Step 5

Let rest for 45 minutes, or until the rounds of batter have formed shells. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Step 6

Bake for 10 minutes or until the macs look dry and the shells look shiny. Let cool completely on the cookie sheets.

Step 7

To make the filling: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, powdered sugar, contents of the green tea bag, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined, then speed mixer up to high for 1 minute or until light and fluffy. Transfer to a piping bag with Ateco tip #864.

Step 8

Turn over every other macaron and pair them together. Pipe a dollop of filling onto each turned over macaron and sandwich together.

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Baker's Tips

  • Use a scale! While I always say to use a scale for everything, it's especially important for French macarons as this cookie is so temperamental.
  • I use matcha in these for color and for flavor. But, if you don't have it you can leave it out as you'll still get green tea flavor in the filling.
  • I use Ateco tip #864 for the filling, but if you don't have that you can skip it and use no tip. This is purely decorative.
  • Make sure to enjoy or share macarons the day they are made. These cookies do not last more than one day.

FAQ's

Are French macarons gluten free?

Yes, French macarons are naturally gluten free as there is no flour in the recipe. Instead, French macarons are made with almond flour. This makes French macarons naturally gluten free.

Can French macarons be refrigerated?

No, I would not recommend refrigerating French macarons. While I know some people do this, I do not recommend refrigerating your French macarons. They are best kept out in the open for the day they are baked. They have a very short shelf life as the meringue will change consistency the longer it sits out. Unfortunately, the fridge does not change this from happening and it can even make it worse.

Can French macarons be frozen?

No, I would not recommend freezing French macarons. While I know people do this, and you may even see them in the frozen section at the grocery store, I do not recommend this! Freezing usually preserves most things, most, being the key word. Freezing can preserve it from going bad, but freezing can also alter the texture of certain things. And French macarons are one of them. It is best to eat French macarons the day they are made.

How long are French macarons good for?

French macarons taste the best when eaten right away, the same day they are baked. While they are cookies, and the ingredients won’t go bad within a few days. However, the texture is what changes! The texture is what makes French macarons so special. And the longer they sit out, that texture can change to completely crunchy or to soft and gooey. Neither of which are ideal. French macaorns are best when eaten the day they are baked. This gives you the immediate crunch with that chewy texture that makes them so special. So, gift French macarons to friends and family if you can’t eat them all!

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Green Tea French Macarons

Mimi Council
Simple and elegant, this recipe for Green Tea French Macarons makes the perfect addition to any dessert table.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Makes 30 sandwich cookies
Calories 101 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Macs

Filling

Instructions
 

  • Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attach­ment, add the egg whites, cane sugar, and vanilla extract. Whisk, starting on low to avoid splattering, and slowly in­ creasing the speed to high, until stiff peaks form.
  • Sift the powdered sugar and almond flour together into the bowl of meringue and add the matcha powder. Turn the mixer on low for 10 to 15 rotations until the dry ingredients start to blend into the meringue. Pulse the mixer on medium­/high 4 to 5 times to incorporate the batter.
  • Remove the mixing bowl from the mixer, and gently stir the batter with a spatula just until there are no pockets of egg whites or dry bits of almond flour. Don’t overstir. Trans­fer the batter to a piping bag fitted with Ateco tip #804.
  • Pipe the macaron batter onto the prepared cookie sheets (30 should fit on each cookie sheet).
  • Holding a cookie sheet firmly in both hands, and making sure the parchment paper doesn’t slide around, bang the cookie sheet on the counter a few times. Rotate the cookie sheet and bang it a few more times. Repeat with the other cookie sheet. This will smooth out the batter and will help form the macarons’ famous “feet.”
  • Let rest for 45 minutes, or until the rounds of batter have formed shells.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the macs look dry and the shells look shiny. Let cool completely on the cookie sheets.
  • To make the filling: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, powdered sugar, contents of the green tea bag, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined, then speed mixer up to high for 1 minute or until light and fluffy. Transfer to a piping bag with Ateco tip #864.
  • Turn over every other macaron and pair them together. Pipe a dollop of filling onto each turned over macaron and sandwich together.
  • Serve or eat immediately!

Notes

High Altitude — Bake at 350°F for 8 minutes or until the macs look dry and the shells look shiny.

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 24mgPotassium: 7mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 74IUCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.2mg
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