I have been so excited to tell you that I am contributing some of my dessert recipes to Best Friends For Frosting!  Best Friends For Frosting is a site totally devoted to everything dessert!  You will find recipes, interviews with bakery owners and other food bloggers, food styling tips and great ideas for party themes.

My first recipe that I have contributed to the site is for these festive Almond Raspberry Holiday Macarons.  I know that macarons have a reputation of being fussy and difficult to make, but the recipe that I have been using recently is simplified and has given me success each time that I have used it.

I kept the macaron shells the traditional almond flavor, but the buttercream is bursting with raspberry flavor.  For the detailed recipe to make these adorable cookies yourself, head over to Best Friends For Frosting.

And the holiday baking giveaway is still on!  Click here to enter!

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7 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Liz
    Dec 13, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    I actually pinned these last night not really looking as to who made them! I have to attempt macaroons real soon as I never have and they look so good. Love the colors of yours too!


  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Dec 13, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    Wow Mercedes, these are beautiful!


  3. Nancy/SpicieFoodie
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    Congratulations on the new “gig”. Your macarons look so pretty and festive. Also love the flavours you’ve used.


    • Mercedes
      Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

      Thank you Nancy! The macarons were fun to make!


  4. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    These are AMAZING! So impressed.


  5. Fork and Whisk
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

    These look great and I bet are very tasty. My wife is a huge macaroon lover. Nice post.


  6. sally @ sallys baking addiction
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    macarons are truly an impressive dessert. Mercedes, these are simply beautiful! I need to try my hand at macarons at some point. 🙂 Gorgeous!


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