Galaxy Macarons Recipe! 

Embark on a whimsical adventure through the cosmos with these Galaxy Macarons. These stunning treats blend artful presentation with the delicate flavors of classic French macarons, making them perfect for any celebratory occasion where style and taste are paramount.


For the Macaron Shells:

  • 1/3 teaspoon egg white powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (about 3-4 large) egg whites
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Food coloring (black, purple, and blue)
  • Silver luster dust (for decoration)

For the Vanilla Buttercream:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (about 3/4 stick)
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 – 1 tablespoon milk (as necessary)


  1. Preparation:
    • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
    • Sift the powdered sugar and almond flour together to ensure a smooth texture.
    • Prepare a large piping bag with a round tip and set aside three smaller piping bags for the colored batters.
  2. Macaron Batter:
    • Create a double boiler by placing a heatproof bowl over simmering water, ensuring the bottom doesn’t touch the water. Whisk the granulated sugar with the egg white powder until frothy.
    • Transfer to a stand mixer and whip until stiff peaks form, indicating the meringue is ready.
    • Gently fold in the sifted dry ingredients until just combined, with no visible streaks.
  3. Coloring and Piping:
    • Divide the batter evenly among three bowls. Color each with food coloring to achieve deep galaxy-like hues—black, purple, and blue.
    • Carefully fill each smaller piping bag with one of the colored batters.
    • Snip the ends off the smaller bags, place them into the large piping bag, and pipe 1.25-inch circles onto the prepared baking sheets.
    • Tap the trays against the counter to release any air bubbles.
  4. Drying and Baking:
    • Allow the shells to dry at room temperature until a skin forms on the surface, typically about 30-60 minutes.
    • Bake in a preheated oven at 300°F (about 150°C) for 15-20 minutes per tray, or until set.
  5. Buttercream Filling:
    • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter until smooth, then gradually add the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract. Add milk as needed to achieve a smooth, pipeable consistency.
    • Optionally, add a few drops of food coloring to tint the buttercream.
  6. Assembly:
    • Once cooled, match macaron shells by size. Pipe a dollop of buttercream on one shell of each pair, then gently sandwich with the other.
    • For an extra touch of galaxy magic, lightly dust the completed macarons with silver luster dust.

Tips for Perfect Macarons

  • Utensil Cleanliness: Ensure all bowls and beaters are completely grease-free to achieve the best meringue texture—wipe down with vinegar if unsure.
  • Egg White Powder: This ingredient helps stabilize the meringue, especially useful when using significant amounts of food coloring.
  • Oven Calibration: Since macarons are sensitive to temperature fluctuations, experiment with your oven to find the ideal settings for consistent results.

Galaxy Macarons offer not just a bite of sweet indulgence but a visually stunning addition to any dessert table. Whether you’re hosting a party, celebrating a special occasion, or just want to explore the art of French baking, these macarons promise an unforgettable culinary experience. Enjoy crafting these delicate pastries and let them transport you and your guests to a galaxy far, far away!

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