French macarons strike the perfect, impossibly delicate balance between airy, chewy, and moist. They are notoriously difficult to get right the first time, but once you get the process down, baking these cookies becomes an art. Artisan macarons come in a range of colors and flavors that is a delight not only to the tongue, but the eye as well. Brightly colored cookies are filled with rich, fluffy cremes, sometimes sprinkled with chopped nuts or shaved coconut, and speckled with spices. The options are endless for a innovative baker, so let these delicious recipes be a guide to creating art in your kitchen too!

Pink Raspberry Macarons from Plateful

Pink Raspberry Macarons

Black Sesame and Red Bean Macarons from building buttercream

Black Sesame and Red Bean Macarons

Coconut and Lime Macarons from Sugar & Snapshots

Coconut and Lime Macarons

Earl Gray Lemon Macarons from What the Fruitcake?

Earl Gray Lemon Macarons

Lemon Macarons with Limoncello Buttercream from Saving Room for Dessert

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Pistachio Macarons from The Wandering Girl

Pistachio Macarons

Salted Caramel Macarons from Je Suis Alimentageuse

Salted Caramel Macarons

Chocolate Macarons from flour and butter

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