Since I can’t seem to control my macaron obsession as of late here is another you guessed it macaron! I came up with this one because I was looking for something fun and summery but for me citrus isn’t my favorite…
I cry a little when spring comes and I know all my favorite brewers are going to stop making their funky stouts are move to lighter styled brews. Maybe my next macaron should be a mimosa macaron, I could definitely get into summery citrus macarons with that idea. Digression aside now! These are so good very likely my best macarons yet.
The hardest part about this whole cookie is actually not the shell this time. It’s the filling! I placed my filling in a pastry bag and likely had too small of a tip on for piping such a stick filling. But it took a while for me to get it to cover each cookie properly so if you are able to find something that works better let me know how you did it and send a picture! I want to see all the macarons!!!
Hot Chocolate Stout S'more Macaron
- Stand Mixer with Whisk Attachment
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Hand Mixer
- Pastry Bag or Plastic Bag with ½" Round Tip
- 2 Cookie Sheet
- 2 Macaron Silpats
- 3 Egg Whites
- 50 g Granulated Sugar
- ¼ tsp Cream of Tartar speeds process for stiff peaks
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Milk Stout cooked down
- 1-2 drops Butter Extract optional
- 96 g Almond Flour
- 242 g Powdered Sugar
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tbs Cocoa Powder
- ½ bag Marshmallows can be any size
- 2 tbs Light Corn Syrup
- ½ cup Chocolate Chips
- ¼ cup Crumbled Graham Crackers
Milk Stout Cookie Shell
- 3 Days prior to baking separate yolks from egg whites. Age egg whites for 3 days in a sealed container in the fridge. Separate eggs when cold.
- 1 Hour prior to mixing remove egg whites from fridge and allow to come to room temperature. Room temperature eggs will give a better meringue.
- Measure out 2 tbs of your milk stout and simmer on low, think 3-4 on your stove top, until it's reduced by half.
- Transfer milk stout to glass mixing bowl to cool. Plastic can be used but when working off of the stove I prefer to use glass to ensure no leaching or heat issues.
- Put the remainder of the mik stout back in the fridge.
- Measure dry ingredients on a kitchen scale. Measuring cups can be used, but as macarons are notoriously fussy it is best to measure by weight.
- In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients and sift 3 times. Discard any small bit that remain in the sifter. Sifting helps ensure a smooth shell.
- In a stand mixer, using the whisk attachment, whisk eggs until foamy.
- Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, cream of tartar, vanilla extract, butter extract, and milk stout to egg whites to form stiff peaks. You should be able to hold the bowl upside down without any of the meringue pouring out. Don't over or undermix. Under=Cracked Top / Over=No Ridges
- Fold in sifted dry ingredients to the meringue in 3 parts with a spatula. Scrape the bottom center of the bowl and fold to the side of the bowl. Continue folding until all dry ingredients are combined and batter resembles smooth moving molten lava and drips from your spatula like a ribbon without breaking.
- Transfer batter to a pastry bag. A plastic baggie can work also.
- Place silpat on cookie sheet and pipe onto macaron silpat.
- Rap cookie sheet on counter top 3 times. This release air bubbles and ensures a smooth top.
- Let sit 45 minutes before baking. Baking immediately will cause the cookie to spread.
- After 30 minutes pre-heat oven to 300°.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until legs are well formed. (Only bake one sheet at a time)
- Remove silpat from cookie sheet and carefully transfer too cooling rack, without disturbing the cookies.
- While cookie shells cool work on the filling.
Marshmallow Cream (must be done after shells have baked and cooled)
- Place marshmallows and corn syrup in a large microwavable bowl.
- Microwave until creamy, stopping every 20-30 seconds to stir the mixture.
- Spoon into pastry bag.
- Pipe on to cookie halves and form the sandwiches. Work quickly as the creme will get a bit more sticky as it cools. Ensure ample filling so that when top is placed the cream expands to the edges of the cookie. The ideal amount of filling is equivalent to the height of each shell.
- Double boil the chocolate chips.
- Using a spoon, drizzle the chocolate over a few cookies at a time.
- Before allowing the chocolate to cool, sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top.
If you try this sweet little number at me in your instagram comments @chakablanford or comment below or email me! I love seeing how your bakes turn out!