clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
cookie butter macarons

Cookie Butter French Macarons

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews


These beautiful Cookie Butter French Macarons are such a fun and tasty treat! These light, fluffy, and delicate cookies are a great sweet treat for dessert or gifting to friends!


  • 60 g egg whites (2 large )
  • 50 g granulated sugar (1/4 cup)
  • 140 g powdered sugar (1 cup + 3 tbsp)
  • 80 g almond flour (3/4 cup)

For the Filling

  • 80 g cream cheese, softened (2 oz)
  • 80 g powdered sugar (3/4 cup)
  • 2 g vanilla extract (1/2 tsp)
  • 60 g cookie butter, melted (1/4 cup)


  • 2 graham crackers (crushed)


Make the Macarons

  1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Make sure the paper lays flat or your macarons won’t be perfect circles.

  2. Sift together the powdered sugar and almond flour. Discard any large lumps that remain in the sifter.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg whites on medium-low speed until it becomes foamy and white.

  4. With the mixer on medium-high, slowly add in the granulated sugar. Whip the egg whites on medium-high speed until it forms stiff peaks.

  5. Add half of the dry mixture to the egg white and fold it gently until the dry mixture is incorporated. Add the remaining half of the dry mixture and continue to gently fold until the batter is uniform and no more lumps remain. This should take about 15-20 folds per addition.

  6. This part is counterintuitive, but trust me… you have to deflate the egg whites until you get the batter to the “lava stage”. Smush the batter along the sides of the bowl in a circular motion and then scrape the sides of the bowl and fold the batter back together.

  7. Once the batter reaches the “lava stage” you should be able to draw an 8 with the batter and it should reincorporate within 10-15 seconds. If the batter doesn’t reincorporate, give it a few more folds and try the figure 8 again.

  8. Transfer the meringue to a piping bag fitted with a round tip (I like Wilton #12). 

  9. Pipe 1” circles on the parchment lined baking sheet. Make sure to pipe them at least 2 inches apart.

  10. Immediately after piping, hold the tray approximately 6 inches off the counter and drop it straight down onto the counter. Repeat 10 times.

  11. Preheat the oven to 300°F.

  12. Let the macarons sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes, or until they develop a skin. 

  13. After 20 minutes, you should be able to touch the macarons without them sticking your finger. If they are still sticky, let them sit another 20 minutes.

  14. Bake the macarons on the middle shelf for 15-18 minutes. The macarons should be set all the way through but not browned on top.

  15. Remove the macarons from the oven and let them cool completely on the tray.

Make the Filling

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk until no lumps remain.

  2. Place the bowl in the freezer for 5-10 minutes, or until the icing has thickened slightly but is still soft enough to pipe. Transfer to a piping bag.


  1. Once the macarons have cooled, place them in similar sized pairs. On one side, pipe a small circle of icing around the outer edge. Next, place the graham cracker crumbs in the center of the icing circle. Place the top shell on and refrigerate in an air-tight container overnight to age.

  2. Bring to room temperature before serving.