Green Tea French Macarons are one of my favorites. I love baking with tea. If you do too, then check out my Earl Grey Green Tea Pound Cake recipe. And I’m sure you’ll love this recipe for Green Tea French Macarons!
I use Suncore Foods Matcha Powder to get these macarons a signature pastel green hue. That means this recipe for Green Tea French Macarons is free of artificial dyes, yet they are still a beautiful pastel green color. Then, I make an Earl Grey filling by adding Earl Grey tea to my vanilla buttercream recipe along with milk.
I use a piping tip to fill these macarons, but if you don’t have one, you definitely do not need one! I use the Ateco tip #864. This is a star tip, and if you have another star tip then any kind will work! The decorative tip just gives these Green Tea French Macarons a little extra cuteness.
If you’ve read my other macaron recipes such as my Chocolate Malt French Macarons or my Strawberry French Macarons then you know I always advise eating your French macarons as soon as possible. They are really only good for one day. So, I’ll leave it at that and let you make this simple but elegant recipe for Green Tea French Macarons.
Are French macarons gluten free?
Yes, French macarons are naturally gluten free as there is no flour in the recipe. Instead, French macarons are made with almond flour. This makes French macarons naturally gluten free.
Can French macarons be refrigerated?
No, I would not recommend refrigerating French macarons. While I know some people do this, I do not recommend refrigerating your French macarons. They are best kept out in the open for the day they are baked. They have a very short shelf life as the meringue will change consistency the longer it sits out. Unfortunately, the fridge does not change this from happening and it can even make it worse.
Can French macarons be frozen?
No, I would not recommend freezing French macarons. While I know people do this, and you may even see them in the frozen section at the grocery store, I do not recommend this! Freezing usually preserves most things, most, being the key word. Freezing can preserve it from going bad, but freezing can also alter the texture of certain things. And French macarons are one of them. It is best to eat French macarons the day they are made.
How long are French macarons good for?
French macarons taste the best when eaten right away, the same day they are baked. While they are cookies, and the ingredients won’t go bad within a few days. However, the texture is what changes! The texture is what makes French macarons so special. And the longer they sit out, that texture can change to completely crunchy or to soft and gooey. Neither of which are ideal. French macaorns are best when eaten the day they are baked. This gives you the immediate crunch with that chewy texture that makes them so special. So, gift French macarons to friends and family if you can’t eat them all!
Ingredients I used to make this recipe for Green Tea French Macarons
Organic Large Egg Whites
Costco Kirkland Organic Cane Sugar
Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Green Tea French MacaronsDifficulty: Advanced
Simple and elegant, this recipe for Green Tea French Macarons makes the perfect addition to any dessert table.
3 large (102 grams) organic egg whites
71 grams (1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon) organic cane sugar
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
198 grams (1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons) organic powdered sugar
113 grams (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons) organic almond flour
1/2 teaspoon Suncore Foods Organic Premium Midori Jade Matcha Supercolor Powder
6 tablespoons (85 grams) organic salted butter, softened
170 grams (1 cup plus 3 tablespoons) organic powdered sugar, sifted
1 bag organic green tea (caffeinated or decaf)
1 to 2 teaspoons organic milk
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
- Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add the egg whites, cane sugar, and vanilla extract. Whisk, starting on low to avoid splattering, and slowly in creasing the speed to high, until stiff peaks form.
- Sift the powdered sugar and almond flour together into the bowl of meringue and add the matcha powder. Turn the mixer on low for 10 to 15 rotations until the dry ingredients start to blend into the meringue. Pulse the mixer on medium/high 4 to 5 times to incorporate the batter.
- Remove the mixing bowl from the mixer, and gently stir the batter with a spatula just until there are no pockets of egg whites or dry bits of almond flour. Don’t overstir. Transfer the batter to a piping bag fitted with Ateco tip #804.
- Pipe the macaron batter onto the prepared cookie sheets (30 should fit on each cookie sheet).
- Holding a cookie sheet firmly in both hands, and making sure the parchment paper doesn’t slide around, bang the cookie sheet on the counter a few times. Rotate the cookie sheet and bang it a few more times. Repeat with the other cookie sheet. This will smooth out the batter and will help form the macarons’ famous “feet.”
- Let rest for 45 minutes, or until the rounds of batter have formed shells.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until the macs look dry and the shells look shiny. Let cool completely on the cookie sheets.
- To make the filling: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, powdered sugar, contents of the green tea bag, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined, then speed mixer up to high for 1 minute or until light and fluffy. Transfer to a piping bag with Ateco tip #864.
- Turn over every other macaron and pair them together. Pipe a dollop of filling onto each turned over macaron and sandwich together.
- Serve or eat immediately!
- High Altitude – Bake for 8 minutes or until the macs look dry and the shells look shiny.
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