Cookies N’ Cream Macarons

22 Jun

Cookies N Cream Macarons 2

Now that I’ve learned to love making (as much as eating) macarons, I thought I’d share them with Adam since he’s never tried them. I told him to choose any flavor he liked, and cookies and cream was decided on. Oh, I was excited! And thankfully, he enjoyed them.. or the few that were left by the time they arrived.

I made these macarons by mixing in oreos with the almonds, and using the oreo filling as a component in the cream center. It tasted very similar to an oreo cookie, with a much different and in my opinion more pleasing texture.

Cookies N Cream Macarons

For the macarons:

  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, finely ground
  • 1/4 cup oreos (cookie part only), finely ground; about 3-4 oreos
  • 2 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the filling:

  • about 12 oreo centers
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3-5 tablespoons heavy cream
  • confectioners’ sugar

In a food processor, pulse together the almonds, oreos, and confectioners’ sugar. Sift into a mixing bowl and set aside. Cookies N Cream Macarons 4

In a medium mixing bowl, or stand mixer, whip the egg whites on medium-high speed until foamy and soft peaks form. Gradually add in the granulated sugar and continue to beat until the meringue becomes shiny and stiff peaks form when the beater is lifted.

Add the almond mixture to the meringue, about 1/3 at a time. With a rubber spatula, fold the mixture until just combined before adding in the next third. When all the dry ingredients are incorporated, continue folding until the batter flows from the spatula in ribbons. Try not to under or over fold the mixture.

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and transfer the batter to a piping bag fitted with a wide, round tip. Pipe the batter into small circles (about 3 cm in diameter) spaced about 1 inch apart. Beat the baking sheet down against the counter to release air bubbles and to help the macarons form their “foot”. Sprinkle tops with crushed oreos, if desired. Let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to form a crust. You should be able to touch the macarons lightly without getting batter on your fingers.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Bake the macarons in the bottom middle of the oven for 10-15 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. Carefully peel macarons off the parchment paper and let cool completely on a wire rack.

While the cookies cool, make your cream filling. Beat all ingredients together adding in sugar and extra cream to achieve the flavor and texture you desire. Match cookies up by size and sandwhich together with cream. Enjoy!


I sincerely hope you try your hand at making these and that you enjoy them as much as I did. If you’re having trouble with your batter, try using weighted measurements. Don’t worry if you don’t get the perfect size on every macaron when piping them. Simply match up the sizes when sandwhiching them together.

Also, a BIG thank you to SnazzyBiscuits for awarding me the Versatile Blogger award. It’s much appreciated, and I’m very thankful for all my readers and supporters!

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12 Responses to “Cookies N’ Cream Macarons”

  1. Amy June 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    Oreos and macarons combined! What a seriously yummy idea! hehe 🙂

  2. Debra Pangestu June 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    Wow, your macarons look very professional … and delectable! Can’t wait to give this recipe a try 🙂

  3. amelia November 20, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    What must i do if the paste for the macaron shell is like kindof thick?

    • Anonymous May 7, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

      keep folding your batter 🙂

    • Anonymous June 10, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

      If the macaron is too thick, add more heavy cream, if it’s too thin, add more powdered suger

      • Anonymous June 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

        Macaron filling*

  4. Lea November 22, 2012 at 2:22 am #

    Hi, how much confectioners sugar do you use for the filling.

    Thanks!

  5. Anonymous June 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    What if I already have almond meal are the measurements the same?

  6. Jeremy June 10, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    I made a batch of these oreo macarons a couple of weeks ago and they were delicious! My favorite macaron flavor I make atm and I’m making another batch right now. Thank you very much for the recipe!

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