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Santa Claus macarons

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Santa Claus macarons



  • In a food processor, add the almonds, the icing sugar, and beat well until powdered.
  • Sift the mixture. If there are any pieces left, beat them in the food processor again, and then sift them. You do not want any almond pieces in the mixture.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the egg whites, the salt, and beat at high speed. Add the sugar in 5 batches and beat until it becomes a meringue.
  • With a spatula, take half of the meringue and place it into a bowl.
  • Add the almond powder into the bowl with the remaining meringue and beat for a few seconds, until the mixture is homogenized.
  • Add the rest of the meringue and mix with a spatula until the ingredients are combined. Mix softly so that the meringue’s volume does not reduce.
  • The goal is to have a quite liquid dough but not so liquid that it spreads too much. This is the most difficult part of the recipe. To mix a lot but not too much that the mixture spreads on the baking pan.
  • Add the red food coloring paste and mix with a spoon so that the whole mixture gets colored.
  • Transfer into a pastry bag with a round pastry tip.
  • Line two baking pans with a silicone sheet (or a Silpat if you have) and shape the macarons with the piping bag so that they have a 2 cm diameter.
  • Beat the baking pans slightly onto the kitchen counter in order to remove any air bubbles that might be in the dough’s mixture, and set them aside for 1 hour so that the mixture’s surface dries and a crust is formed.
  • Preheat the oven to 130οC (266ο F) set to fan.
  • Bake for 12-13 minutes.
  • Remove and allow 30 minutes for them to cool onto the baking pans.


  • In a bowl, add the heavy cream and the chocolate couverture, and place it in the microwave for 1½ minutes at 800 Watt.
  • Mix with a spatula until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Transfer the ganache into a pastry bag.
  • Add a little ganache over a macaron piece, and cover with a second one so to create a sandwich.


  • By wearing gloves, start kneading the black sugar paste well with your hands, so that it softens.
  • Spread a big piece of parchment paper onto your working surface, place the sugar paste on top and roll out with the special fondant rolling pin.
  • Dust with a little icing sugar so that the sugar paste does not stick on the parchment paper.
  • You want the sugar paste to be 4 mm thick.
  • Cut into 1x4 cm strips.
  • Spread some margarine onto the strips, and then spread one strip horizontally onto each macaron, a little lower from its center.
  • In the same way, roll out the white sugar paste, too.
  • With a small knife or a blade spatula, draw the Santa’s belt buckle and the buttons as well.
  • Cut 1 cm squares and remove the inside part in order to make the belt buckle.
  • With the round pastry tip press the sugar paste and keep the round pieces in order to make the buttons.
  • Spread some margarine onto the buckle’s pieces and stick them onto the belt.
  • In the same straight line over the belt, stick 2 buttons on each macaron.

Ho ho ho!


(You can also watch a full video on how to make macarons, here).  

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
5 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
7 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
9 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
4 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
2 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
4 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
2 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
2 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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