Inspired by The Mandalorian, these Baby Yoda cookies are blue tinted macarons. This macaron recipe has a light, crisp exterior with a moist chewy inside, filled with smooth vanilla buttercream. Delicious and fun Blue Space Cookies!
Prep Time: 15mins
Cook Time: 12mins
Total Time: 1hr7mins
For the Cookies
100gramsegg whites, room temperature (3 large eggs - you can use the egg yolks to make lemon curd!)
140gramsalmond flour (1 1/2 cups)
90gramsgranulated sugar(just under 1/2 cup)
130gramspowdered sugar (1 cup)
1/4teaspooncream of tartar
1/8teaspoonBlue food gel
1/8teaspoonTeal food gel
For the Buttercream Filling
1cupunsalted butter, room temperature
3tablespoonsheavy cream, room temperature
For the Cookies
Sift the powdered sugar and almond flour into a bowl; whisk to combine. (For optimal fine texture, transfer to the bowl of a food processor and blitz. Repeat sifting and blitzing 2 more times.)
Using an electric mix, blend the room temperature eggs in a clean bowl. Once they begin to foam, add the cream of tartar and then very slowly and gradually add in the granulated sugar.
Mix in the food coloring and almond extract and continue to beat until very stiff peaks form.
Begin folding in the 1/3 of the dry ingredients. Then carefully add in the remaining dry ingredients, folding gently.
The final batter should have a thick lava-like consistency that resembles melty, sticky marshmallows. It should be able to fall into a Figure-8 without breaking. Spoon mixture into a piping bag with a 10-12 tip.
Pipe circles onto a silicon mat or parchment paper.
Pop any air bubbles by tapping the baking sheets down onto the counter several times. Then pop remaining bubbles that are on top with a toothpick.
Allow the macarons to sit at room temperature for 40-60 minutes. You should be able to touch the edges and if the edges are sticky but not wet, you can place them in the oven. If the edges are still wet, you will need to allow them to sit a little longer.
Bake at 300 degrees F for 12-15 minutes, rotating trays after 7 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.
For the Buttercream
With a handheld or stand mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy. Add in the powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then increase to medium-high speed and beat for a couple minutes. Add up to 1/2 cup more confectioners’ sugar if frosting is too thin or another tablespoon of cream if frosting is too thick. Add a pinch of salt if frosting is too sweet.
Assemble the Cookies
Pipe filling onto the back of half the cookie shells, form a sandwich and repeat until all the cookies are formed.
You can enjoy these right away, but they're best after being in the fridge for a couple days.
For helpful recipe tips and storage, please refer to the full article.
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.