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Mini French Macarons – The Cutest Little Cookies EVER

Everything is so much more fun when it’s mini! From the mini world in Mario Brothers to Micro Machines, I’ve always preferred tininess.

With cookies, it just gives me the illusion that I can consume several hundred–which is like a heavenly dream come true.

So, after perfecting the best French macaron recipe, we made mini French macarons, and they are so much fun.

They look adorable displayed in mini cake stands and make the perfect table setting for any occasion.

Mini macarons in tiny clear cake stands.

Mini French Macarons

Obviously, not much changes when you just shrink the cookies. The recipe is the same, but the technique is a bit different.

Find the best French macaron recipe at that link above.

Piping batter onto parchment paper.

You’ll need a new template for your shells. You can decide just how small you’d like to make them.

We used the bottom of the mini acrylic cake stand to trace our circles because we wanted to make sure the mini French macarons would fit.

The only other change is the baking time. You’ll still want to vent the oven after 5 minutes, but then reduce the remaining baking time to about 5-6 minutes.

For the first batch, you should watch your shells carefully and remove when they have slightly golden edges.

If they’re sticking to the parchment paper after baking, increase baking time by a minute or two.

A mini macaron on a cake stand with the lid off.

Don’t forget to try the double chocolate French macaron recipe too so you can have the two tone effect with extra flavor variety.

Tiny French Macarons on mini cake stands.

Fun Fillings

You’ll want to start with these chocolate ganache recipes. They are so easily tweak-able. Add whatever extracts and food colorings you desire.

Then roll in anything from sprinkles and edible glitter to broken candy pieces or shaved coconut.

Mini gluten free macarons in different colors on a tray.

Anything you add will only make them prettier while on display in these precious little cake stands.

These are ideal for baby or bridal showers, weddings, or fancy birthday parties.

These mini macarons make me feel like a tea party is in order.

Like a fancy garden party where everyone dresses up, eats tiny sandwiches, and drinks tea from super classy cups.

Mini macarons in brown, cream, and pink, on mini cake stands.

Using a larger cake stand or elegant platter allows you to stagger the height of your beautiful gluten-free cookies and the result is excellent for the visual composition.

Any occasion with this sweets table is sure to be a success.

Mini French Macarons on cute stands.
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Yield: 90 mini macarons

Mini French Macarons

Mini French Macarons - The Cutest Little Cookies EVER

These mini French macarons are gorgeous little treats perfect for any event. 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 3/4 cup almond flour, super finely ground
  • 2 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup egg whites, room temperature (from 7-8 eggs)
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup superfine granulated sugar, you can grind your own in a food processor
  • 7 drops gel paste food coloring, optional–white is awesome
  • Coconut and/or vanilla extract, only flavor filling NOT shells!
  • Chocolate ganache
  • Parchment paper
  • Pencil
  • Juice cap, or bottom of a cup the desired size for your macarons
  • Pastry bags or plastic baggies


  1. See blog post for directions.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 macaron

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Have you ever made mini French macarons?

Oh, and I’m so obsessed with these mini cake stands. Check out the trick or treat game I invented! 🙂

elicia p

Tuesday 11th of July 2017

If I could eat my computer screen I would have. I have always wanted to make these but too afraid.

Sarah L

Tuesday 11th of July 2017

Those are cute little desserts. Much more work than I want.

Holly Wass

Tuesday 11th of July 2017

These would be perfect with afternoon Tea

Maryann D.

Monday 10th of July 2017

These Mini French Macarons are absolutely adorable and look so tasty. I would have fun making them with my daughter.

Shannon Ganger

Wednesday 5th of July 2017

These look amazing and food is so hard to photograph! Well done!

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