These festive decorated macaron cookies pay tribute to the delicate French pastry with their deep, trendy colors, metallic accents and yummy choice of two icing fillings. Stunningly beautiful, serve these macarons for dessert after Christmas dinner for an outstanding finale to the holiday celebration.
Prepare pans. Cut parchment paper to fit inside pans. Draw 1 ½ in. dia. circles, 1 in. apart. Place parchment paper in pans, circle side down.
Prepare batter. Prepare macaron batter according to recipe directions. Divide batter and tint 2/3 green, reserve 1/3 white. Combine Kelly Green and Teal Icing Colors for green shown.
Make cookies. Separately place batter in two decorating bags fitted with tip 2A. Pipe 1½ in. diameter dots on parchment paper within drawn circles. Allow batter to rest 20 minutes. Bake and cool.
Decorate cookies. Spray some Color Mist food color spray in small bowl. Use fine tip brush to paint pine branches on green macarons. In a second small bowl mix teal and green icing colors with lemon extract. Use fine tip brush to paint pine branches on white macarons. Let set.
Assemble cookies. Prepare two decorating bags with tip 12; fill one with white icing, the second with chocolate icing. Pipe icings on cookies to sandwich green cookies with white icing and white cookies with chocolate icing.