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Baileys Irish Cream Macarons

Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: macarons, Bailey Irish Cream Macarons
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 12 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Laureen King
Irresistible recipe Baileys Irish Cream Macarons.
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  • Macarons
  • 71 grams almond meal ⅔ cup
  • 117 grams confectioners' sugar 1 cup
  • 53 grams granulated sugar ¼ cup
  • 2 large egg whites at room temperature
  • Baileys Irish Cream Buttercream Filling
  • ½ cup soft butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Sift together almond meal and confectioners' sugar (remove any large pieces of almond meal)
  • Using mixer whisk together egg whites and granulated sugar on low speed for 1 minute to combine.
  • Increase speed to high and beat until egg whites form stiff, glossy peaks.
  • Add dry ingredients all at once. Gently fold together with a spatula until combined, about 40 strokes and batter flows like lava.
  • Fill batter into piping bag fitted with round tip.
  • On parchment lined baking sheet pipe batter into ¾ inch rounds about 1 inch apart.
  • Tap baking sheet firmly on top of counter 3-4 times to release air bubbles.
  • Let macarons sit out for 20-30 minutes until tops harden slightly.
  • Bake 350 for about 12 minutes.
  • Cool completely, then pipe buttercream frosting between cookies.
  • Baileys Irish Cream buttercream frosting Instructions
  • Beat together butter and confectioners' sugar until fluffy.
  • Add Baileys Irish Cream 1 tbsp at a time until spreadable consistency. I like to mine more firm so it doesn't spread when piped onto cookie.
  • Store in airtight container and refrigerate.


Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg