Galaxy Macarons Recipe

Take your baking to an interstellar level with these stunning Galaxy Macarons. These vibrant treats capture the essence of the cosmos with their swirling colors and shimmering surfaces. Perfect for themed parties or as a special treat for astronomy enthusiasts, these macarons are as delightful to look at as they are to eat.


Macaron Shells:

  • Egg white powder: 1 tsp (optional for stability)
  • Granulated sugar: ½ cup
  • Egg whites: about 3 large eggs
  • Almond flour: 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar: 1 cup
  • Black, purple, and blue gel food coloring
  • Silver luster dust for decoration

Vanilla Buttercream:

  • Unsalted butter: 6 tbsp, softened
  • Confectioners’ sugar: 1 ½ to 2 cups, sifted
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
  • Milk: ½ to 1 tbsp (adjust for desired consistency)



  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  2. Fit a large piping bag with a round tip and set aside.

Macaronage Process:

  1. Sift almond flour and powdered sugar together.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk sugar and egg white powder, then add egg whites.
  3. Heat over simmering water until sugar dissolves, then whip to stiff peaks.
  4. Fold sifted ingredients into the meringue, split into three and color each part.


  1. Transfer each colored batter to separate piping bags, then place all three into the fitted piping bag.
  2. Pipe onto the prepared sheets and tap to release air bubbles.


  1. Let shells dry until they’re not sticky to touch, about 20-40 minutes.
  2. Bake at 300°F (150°C) for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Dust with silver luster dust before baking for a shimmering effect.


  1. Cream butter, then add confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and milk to achieve the desired consistency.


  1. Pair shells of similar size, pipe buttercream on one shell and sandwich with another.

Prep Time:
Active preparation: 2 hours
Bake time: 20 minutes
Total: 2 hours 20 minutes


  • Ensure all ingredients are measured using a scale to maintain accuracy.
  • Allow macarons to mature in the refrigerator overnight before serving to enhance flavor and texture.
  • Experiment with different color swirls for variety.


Q: Can I use regular egg whites instead of egg white powder?
A: Yes, regular egg whites can be used, but egg white powder helps stabilize the meringue, especially in humid conditions.

Q: How long can I store these macarons?
A: Stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, galaxy macarons can last up to a week.

Conclusion: Galaxy Macarons are not just a treat; they’re a portal to a sweet cosmic journey. With their eye-catching appearance and exquisite taste, they are sure to wow your guests and elevate any event. Enjoy the process of creating these little pieces of the universe and indulge in their heavenly flavors.

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