I have always thought that macarons are one of the prettiest, most elegant little desserts out there. Whenever Marc and I go into the city we love to buy a few at one of the countless amazing bakeries for a treat. I tried making them once years ago and it was not a huge success. They weren’t smooth on top and didn’t develop the signature “feet” on the bottom for some reason. I recently came across a recipe on Food52 though for classic macarons from one of my baking idols, Dorie Greenspan. It was completely different from the first one I tried and seemed really doable. So I decided to give her recipe a try with a few of my own little twists. Let me tell you, these strawberry rose macarons were pure bliss! They took a little time but it was well worth it.
After the strawberry rose macarons cooled, it was time to assemble them. I spread about a teaspoon of strawberry jam on half of the cookies before I sandwiched them with their matching other half. Then I stored them in airtight containers in the refrigerator until it was time for dessert. Oh wow, I was thrilled with how these pretty jewels came out. The rose flavored cookies worked so well with the strawberry jam filling. Many thanks to Dorie Greenspan for such a perfect and fun recipe. Hope you all love these as much as I did! xoxo