Author LivforCake, Olivia; Recipe adapted from Indulge with Mimi.
- 100 g almond flour
- 30 g Oreo cookie crumbs approx. 4 cookies with filling removed
- 130 g powdered sugar
- 100 g egg whites room temperature
- 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
- 90 g caster sugar or other superfine sugar
- Filling from 12 Double Stuffed Oreos
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp Oreos crushed, approx. 2 cookies with filling removed
- Line baking sheet with a silpat mat or parchment.*
- Place the almond flour, powdered sugar, and Oreo cookie crumbs in a food processor. Process until just beginning to clump. Sift and discard any bits that won’t pass through the sifter. Set aside.
- Whip the egg whites until they’re the consistency of a loose foam, add in cream of tartar. Continue whipping while slowly adding caster sugar. Whip to a stiff meringue.
- Fold the dry mixture into the meringue.**
- Pour the batter into a piping bag fitted with the 1A tip.
- Pipe the macarons onto your baking sheet. Sprinkle with Oreo cookie crumbs if desired.
- When all your macarons are piped, whack the baking sheet on the counter at least 3 times to get rid of any air bubbles.***
- Let the macarons dry at room temperature until dry to the touch. Approx 1 hour. DO NOT skip this step.
- Once dry, bake macarons in a preheated 300°F oven until they stick just slightly to the pans. This can be anywhere from 10-20mins depending on your oven and how crowded the macarons are on the pan.
- Let cookies cool completely before removing from pans.
- Cream Oreo filling and butter until smooth, pale, and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar and Oreo cookie crumbs and mix until well combined.
- Pair macaron shells up by size, pipe buttercream into the center, sandwich the cookies, and twist together.
- Allow macarons to mature at least 24 hours in the fridge. They are best 2-3 days after making them.
*I create a parchment template using a 11/2″ cookie cutter to create circles and place it under my silpat mat.
**You will need to do a LOT of folds to get the batter to the proper consistency. You’re looking for it to be smooth and shiny and have some movement. If you lift some up with a spatula, it should pour in a steady stream and settle into the remaining batter. DO NOT over mix.
*** Do not be shy with the whacking!