Celebrate Mom with an edible gift this Mother’s Day! Macarons make a special handmade treat, especially when paired with sweet strawberry and delicate rose.

Strawberry Rose Macarons | Baking a Moment

If you are looking for a sweet way to show your mom how much you love her this weekend, look no further than these Strawberry Rose Macarons! Macarons are such a special treat, and with good tools and the right technique, they are so much fun to make.

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Strawberry Rose Macarons | Baking a Moment

For more macaron-making tips, click over to my Basic Macaron recipe.

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Strawberry Rose Macarons

Celebrate Mom with an edible gift this Mother’s Day!  Macarons make a special handmade treat, especially when paired with sweet strawberry and delicate rose.

Serves about 30 sandwiches     adjust servings


  • For the shells
  • 4 egg whites (120 grams)
  • 220 grams (about 2 cups + 2 tablespoons) powdered sugar
  • 140 grams (about 1 1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons) almond meal
  • 80 grams (about 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons) granulated sugar
  • a few drops of gel paste food coloring
  • For the filling
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup (70 grams) granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (85 grams) unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 3 large fresh strawberries, pureed or finely chopped
  • 5-6 drops rosewater (available at specialty food stores and Indian markets)
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam or preserves


  1. To make the shells:

    1. Place the egg whites in the larger bowl of the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer, covered, and allow to come to room temperature.
    2. Place the powdered sugar and almond meal into the prep bowl of the KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series 16-Cup Food Processor.  Process to a fine powder, and sift to remove any larger pieces that may remain.
    3. Whip the egg whites on medium high speed until foamy.
    4. Slowly and gradually add the granulated sugar, while whipping.
    5. Tint with a few drops of gel paste food coloring, and continue to whip until the meringue holds stiff peaks.
    6. Remove the bowl from the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer and add the almond meal/powdered sugar mixture, all at once.
    7. Fold until the batter drops from your spatula in one continuous ribbon.
    8. Place the batter in a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip.
    9. Pipe 1-inch diameter rounds on a parchment-lined KitchenAid® Nonstick Sheet Pans.
    10. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, and allow the macarons to dry for 20-30 minutes, or until a thin, dry membrane has formed on the surface.
    11. Place in the oven to bake, and immediately drop the temperature down to 325 degrees F.
    12. Bake for 14 minutes.
    13. Cool completely before filling.

    To make the filling:

    1. Place the egg white and sugar in the bowl of the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer, and whisk to combine.
    2. Place the bowl over a small pot of simmering water, and cook, whisking occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture no longer feels grainy when rubbed between the thumb and forefinger.
    3. Remove the bowl from the heat and whip on high speed, with the whisk attachment, until no hint of warmth is left when you feel the side of the bowl.
    4. Whip in the butter, one tablespoon at a time.  If the mixture looks curdled, continue to whip until it comes back together, before adding more butter.  If it seems runny, place it in the fridge for 15 minutes and then whip some more.
    5. When the mixture is thick and fluffy, add in the fresh strawberries and rosewater.  Whip on high speed until the frosting is fluffy and smooth.

    To assemble the macarons:

    1. Pipe the strawberry rose buttercream in a ring around the outside (bottom) edge of one macaron shell.
    2. Fill the well in the middle with about 1/8 teaspoon of strawberry jam or preserves.
    3. Top with another macaron shell.

    *Macarons are best served the day after assembling.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 39kcal Calories from fat 21
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 9mg0%
Carbohydrate 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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