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Simple Strawberry Cheesecake French Macaroons

kristin lesney ruizAs a mom of three I can’t say that every day is easy, but every day with my girls is joyful and I try to find the best in each and every day. It’s small moments like making lunch with my girls or celebrating a holiday with a delicious afternoon treat. We are happy to partner with Jif as a brand ambassador.

Valentine’s Day is coming and even though I like to celebrate every day it’s even more special to show extra love on Valentine’s Day. One of our favorite treats are french macaroons. They’re light and and delcious in each bite.  Thy are said to be one of the toughest cookies to master but if you follow a few simple steps they’re incredibly easy to make. french macaroonsOne of our favorite products in the kitchen is Jif® Hazelnut Spreads. Spread them on fruit for a delicious afternoon snack or topping your whole wheat toast or waffle in the morning there are endless possibilities with Jif Hazelnut Spreads.

They also happen to be the most delicious filling for a french macaroon and that’s exactly how we created these delicious strawberry cheesecake french macaroons.Macaroon ingredient simpleYou will need a stand mixer and a food processor for this recipe. You will also need piping bags with a 1/2 plain tip.

Strawberry Cheesecake French Macaroons

Ingredients – 

  • 1 cup powered sugar
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 egg whites at room temp
  • red gel food coloring
  • 1 finger pinch of cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup fine bakers sugar

Macaroons ingredientsThis recipe is super simple and only involves a few items. What is most important is the process. You will want to start first by combing the powered sugar and the almond flour in a food processor. Then you will sift the mixture. Sift once all the way, there will be some leftover larger pieces from the almond flour you can put that leftover aside for other uses. Then sift that mixture again and set aside.

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Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

The next most important step is the egg whites. You will put your room temperature egg whites in your stand mixer and start beating the egg whites on medium for 3 minutes. Then add in a pinch of cream of tartar and mix on high until soft speaks form, then add in the super fine bakers sugar. Making simple pink cheesecake MacaroonsOnce you have stiff peaks in this mixture you will slowly fold in the flour mixture and the red food coloring. Then transfer the mixture into a piping bag.Then you will pipe round and drag the tip to the side. You will tap the cookie sheet to let out any air and allow the batter to sit out for 15 minutes. Just before baking drop the heat in the oven to 325 degrees. Then bake for 10 minutes but halfway through you will rotate the cookie sheet. Macaroons before and after cookingOnce they are done baking you will leave them alone to cool. This is important! Once you are ready to use Jif® Chocolate Cheesecake Hazelnut Spreads for filling. Jif Chocolate Cheesecake Hazelnut Valetine Macaroon RecipeWhat I really like about these french macaroons is just how easily you can create a mini bites sized dessert. Having three girls they enjoy bite sized desserts and it’s just another way I get to share with my girls just how much I love them. Macaroons (7)For these and other Jif products visit their website. Stay social with Jif on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

What are your favorite bite sized desserts?

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45 Comments

  1. shelly peterson on March 22, 2016 at 3:04 am

    These look really good! I have never had these before nor have I seen the Jif Chocolate Cheesecake Hazelnut Spread in the store, I will have to look for it.



  2. Laurajj on March 21, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Oh what a fun idea! I have to try these for my family!



  3. Koop Sieraden on February 29, 2016 at 6:15 am

    looks very delicious 🙂



  4. christina aliperti on February 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    These are so pretty! I have been wanting to make macaroons and I think Valentine’s Day is a perfect occasion for these.



  5. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly on February 5, 2016 at 12:24 am

    For some reason I am not a macaroon person. I am however a huge cheesecake lover, I could always give someone else the macaroon part and suck out all the filling right? ROFLMAO 🙂



  6. Raijean on February 4, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I’m so sold! I need to try one of these asap. They look so good



  7. Crystal on February 3, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Man, that spread sounds soooo good! I can’t imagine all of the yummy treats I could whip up using it.



  8. Amy @ Marvelous Mommy on February 3, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    These look delicious! I’ve been wanting to try and make my own macaroons.



  9. Rosey on February 3, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I always wondered how to use that filling. You’ve got a great way to do it right here!



  10. Shell on February 3, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    These look perfect for Valentine’s Day! I wonder if I could make these.



  11. Amy Desrosiers on February 3, 2016 at 10:57 am

    These look so beautiful! I have never made macaroons because I always thought it would be too hard!



  12. nicole escat on February 3, 2016 at 5:32 am

    This looks tasty! and it is perfect for Valentines. I want to try this for valentines.



  13. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide on February 2, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    These look SO good and so simple! I love that you have the video to show us what to do!



  14. Jody Smith on February 2, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    They are almost too pretty to eat!! (almost) They would be perfect for a tea party with my little girl and I can’t wait to make them!



  15. gingermommyrants on February 2, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    I like to make melt in your mouth short bread cookies. These Strawberry Cheesecake Macaroons look so delicious. I am excited to try making them.



  16. Toni | BoulderLocavore on February 2, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    These sound SO good! Such a great flavor combo. I’ve never made macarons. They seem so difficult but your tutorial looks manageable!



  17. Dawn Lopez on February 2, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Awww…these macaroons are really cute AND look delicious too. I’m so trying out that Jif Chocolate Cheesecake Hazelnut Spread yumminess. I bet the flavors are great together!



  18. MyTeenGuide on February 2, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I love macaroons, but I’ve never tried making them on my own. I would love to try your recipe.



  19. Marcie W. on February 2, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I really want to attempt macarons but almond flour is so expensive! Yours look amazing and you can bet your bottom that Jif chocolate cheesecake hazelnut spread will be making its way to our pantry very soon!



  20. melisasource on February 2, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Oh wow these look and sound so scrumptious! The perfect Valentine’s treat for my kids!



  21. Pam on February 2, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Those look delicious! I know my daughter would love them. I’m going to whip her up a batch for Valentine’s Day.



  22. Liz Mays on February 2, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Yum! I love this idea and it’s just in time for Valentine’s Day. I totally have to try that Jif spread.



  23. Sherry on February 2, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    These are something I would like to try. They look so delicious.



  24. Catherine S on February 2, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    These look so yummy. I am going to make these this weekend for my lunch date with the girls. Thanks for sharing the recipe.



  25. Kerri (The Maven) on February 2, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Ahh I cannot wait until it’s drier in Seattle and I can try to make these with my kids. I love macaroons. Your recipe looks amazing!



  26. Autumn @mamachallenge.com on February 2, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Ok that stuff looks sinful but it’s not that bad! And your macaroons look amazing. And easy – I might be able to handle making (and eating these!)



  27. Brandy on February 2, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    These look and sound delicious. I will give them a try! I have always loved macaroons!



  28. Pam on February 2, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Macarons are my daughter’s favorite dessert! We have never tried making them ourselves, but we should!



  29. Brittany on February 2, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    These are perfect for Valentine’s Day! I’d put them in a baggie and give them as gifts!



  30. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert on February 2, 2016 at 1:43 am

    I love macaroons! I’ve never been able to get them to turn out right, but I’ll have to give your recipe a try!



  31. OurFamilyWorld on February 2, 2016 at 12:41 am

    The macaroons look yummy. I had no idea they are easy to make. I would love to try this.



  32. Sarah on February 1, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    These look amazing. I wish I had some macaroons right now. They always seem like they’d be so hard to make but you make it look pretty easy.



  33. Florentina on February 1, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Those macaroons are adorable ! So cute, i need some right now hehe!



  34. Tammi Roy on February 1, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    My kids are going to love this recipe. It looks so delicious. I will have to get the ingredients i need to make them.



  35. Ann Bacciaglia on February 1, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I have never tried to make my own Macaroons before. This recipe looks delicious and easy to make.



  36. Lisa Bristol on February 1, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    This is a recipe i want to try this weekend. My kids are going to love helping me make these.



  37. Vera Sweeney on February 1, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Oh my gosh those look so good!! I have never tried to make Macaroons at home these sound great.



  38. Kathy on February 1, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    These look amazing! Can you believe that I’ve never tried a macaroon before!? I need to make these so that I can finally try one. Yum!



  39. Aimee Smith on February 1, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    These are my favorite kind of cookies! This flavor combo looks amazing!



  40. Stacie on February 1, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    These look so yummy! I wish we sold Jif products here. Possibly a trip in the near future?



  41. Shaun on February 1, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    I’ve never had a macaroon but I feel like I need one!



  42. Jeanine on February 1, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Oh yum! Can you believe I’ve never had a macaroon until recently? I didn’t even know what they were. These? I’d love to try! They look delicious.



  43. Jennifer on February 1, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Those. Those are my new favorite. I haven’t even made them yet, but I know they’re my favorite. They look fantabulous!



  44. Jeanette on February 1, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    OH my gosh I am drooling over here! These look heavenly! Great idea for valentines day!



  45. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on February 1, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Those sound so good. My kids would gobble those right up!