This past weekend, we celebrated Tori’s graduation from Penn State. On Saturday night after graduation, we had a celebratory dinner with a few other families. I, of course, was in charge of dessert. We knew we needed at least one Penn State themed dessert and so when Tori suggested blue and white macarons, I knew that my red velvet macaron recipe would work perfectly.
The great thing about red velvet macarons is that they can really be any color just by changing the food dye. The only thing to remember is that since there is cocoa powder in the cookie batter, lighter colors may not turn out as well as darker ones. To get a bright blue, we used Wilton royal blue food coloring.
For us, the natural color of the cream cheese frosting worked out great, but if you’re school colors don’t include white, you could always used food coloring to change the color.
We hope these macarons are as big of a hit at your party as they were at ours!