Easy Coffee Macarons Recipe [For Beginners]

If you haven’t tried them yet, I will warn you that coffee macarons will become your new obsession. Coffee macaron shells are filled with a rich mocha and espresso cream filling or dark chocolate ganache, leaving a decadent flavor after every bite.

If you are a fan of coffee, you must have tried various coffee-flavored sweets and desserts like coffee-chocolate cookies, coffee-mouse, and more. This coffee macarons recipe is a must-try.

These coffee-spiced macarons have crunchy shells and a soft center. This recipe is simple to make and you can make a batch of the macarons and store them in the refrigerator.

What are Coffee Macarons?

Coffee Macarons are coffee-flavored french macaron cookies that have a creamy mocha and espresso buttercream frosting. The rich coffee flavors combined with sweet buttercream make irresistible desserts that you won’t be able to pass on.

This flavor is a must for all coffee lovers.


How to Make Coffee Macarons?

Follow this recipe to make coffee macarons at home with a few ingredients only.

                    ⏱ Prep Time: 40 minutes | 🔥 Cook Time: 30 minutes | 🍽 Serving: 20



  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee

Buttercream Filling 

  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1/4 tsp boiling water


  1. In a large bowl, beat egg whites with granulated sugar until it stiffens.
  2. Sift powdered sugar and almond flour in a bowl.
  3. Add instant coffee into the mixture and stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  4. Add dry ingredients into the egg mixture and fold with a spatula.
  5. Add the mixture into a piping bag.
  6. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and pipe thick macarons.
  7. Let it sit for 20 minutes before baking.
  8. Bake the macarons for 13-15 minutes at 300F.
  9. Allow the shells to cool.
  10. In the meantime, in a small cup combine boiling water with instant coffee and mix.
  11. Combine butter and cream cheese in a bowl. Blend until it’s creamy.
  12. Add powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and coffee mixture into the bowl. Mix until well combined.
  13. Transfer the filling to the piping bag.
  14. Pipe the filling to the macarons.
  15. Garnish with chocolate and espresso beans.


Other Recipes to Try

How to Make Chocolate Ganache Filling for Coffee Macarons

You can also fill the coffee macarons with a rich chocolate ganache as it complements the flavor of the coffee. Here’s how to make chocolate ganache filling:

  • Pour 1/2 cup whipping cream into a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and add 1 cup chocolate chips with 1 tbsp instant coffee.
  • Whisk everything while the cream is still hot until you get a smooth ganache.
  • Set aside to harden. Once it’s cool, you can transfer it into a piping bag.


Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to sift all the dry ingredients twice to make sure there are no lumps.
  • Use a piping bag to portion the batter into macaron shapes, and pipe the ganache in a perfectly round shape.
  • Don’t overmix the batter as it will result in flat macarons. Gently fold the mixture.
  • Allow the macarons to set in the fridge to make them more sturdy before baking.

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