Gingerbread Macarons

December 14, 2011
Gingerbread Macarons with Orange Intense Dark Chocolate Ganache recipe.
A delightful and excellent sweet treat for Christmas.

Gingerbread Macarons

Reindeer Gingerbread Macarons

My daughter came home one day... announced that she and her friends were trying to persuade their Math teacher to organise a class party during the last week of term. After much winging and whining... I am sure... Mr Math Teacher caved into their request.

She volunteered to bring macarons

Initially, I wanted to bake mango macarons but my little mistress said 'Mom, what if someone does not like mango?' ... Strike 1!!!

She suggested ~ why not bake chocolate macarons?... 'But you had that for your Birthday...' was my reply...Strike 2!!!
Then I told her ..'Let me think ....perhaps something Christmas-sy...' and here it is.

Gingerbread Macarons with Lindt Orange Intense Dark Chocolate Ganache!

phew ... lucky it is not Strike 3!!! If it is ...then there will be no macarons at all for the party .... hehe... poor E...

Baked 5 batches of mini macs for the class party.

She had fun at the party... and so did Mom... Stuck on little RED Smarties and Pretzels... they became my little Rudolf(s)...I tried giving them eyes after this photoshoot... my reindeer morphed into a little piggy with antlers instead... not cool.

On a more serious note,
Soon we will be singing Auld Lang Syne as 2011 is coming to an end... and so is my post... for the year...  will be back in January 2012. 

I will not be able to blog or blog-hop as often as I would love to.... from next week onwards till early January... coz ~ 

I am baking a gingerbread house to bring to a friend's Christmas Party (I'll upload the photo/s in my FB),

My son is coming home from his month-long trip I can't wait to hug him.

we will have no internet access by the end of year (perhaps 3 weeks or more) 

and last but not least... we are looking forward to our exciting BIG move... not far ... less than 2 km away.

If you miss me... and wanted to find out what I am up to (nothing naughty of course... Santa is watching ..) you can find me Lisa's Lemony Kitchen Facebook page and Twitter

Here is a long pin for Pinterest ...


  1. I am so happy you are feeling better and baking macarons! I'm the one under the weather now...

    These are delightful! Those who get to try homemade macarons are the luckiest ;-).

    Doesn't that make you happier when they have macaron requests?

  2. Nice recipe!! But I must say, Mango Macarons did make my eyes pop out @_@! I hope you share them some day. Love the photos for these macs, so cute with the pretzels and red nose, with the hse at the back and icing sugar as snow... Picture perfect. Have a great time away with your family and loved ones this holiday... Merry Christmas to you and your family!! =)

  3. Pretty and festive macarons! What a lovely flavor.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too, dear! Have a great time.



  4. Hi Lisa, wow.... your mac looks so good. Your Rudolf looks so cute and pretty. 2 thumbs up for you..
    Have a nice day

  5. delicious looking macaroons lovely picture

  6. Wow ... how adorable are these Rudolf macarons looking a bit shy : )!
    Enjoy your break and have fun!

  7. Annapet
    awww... get better soon Annapet, dont want to be sick next Sunday.

    LOL... I am dreaming of white Chistmas :P

    Merry Xmas Rosa and have a splendid 2012


    Have a nice week :D

    Thank you :D

    LOL... hence no eyes :P

  8. Can't wait to try them some weekend!

  9. Gingerbread sounds like a fabulous flavor for macarons and paired with chocolate and orange...well those were some very lucky classmates!

  10. These macarons are really perfect for Christmas and I love your cutie Rudolf ones! haha

    Happy moving and Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!! :)

  11. Very Christmasy! The Rudolfs are so cute!

  12. I want those reindeer rounds on my tree. Good job girl, your kids are so blessed!

  13. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at

  14. Love for food

    Thank you :D

    Merry Christmas to you too :)

    Thank you :)

    :D... Rudolf might be gone, before Santa could even say HoHoHo ;)

    Thank you :)

  15. Pretty macarons! Have a wonderful xmas and new year! See you back in blogging scene soon!

  16. So beautifull! I havent be able to make macarons yet, but I love looking at yours!
    NIce finding you!

  17. Merry Christmas to you and your family Lisa! Beautiful macarons to celebrate this holiday season. You have a lot going on and I hope you enjoy family time. :-) I'll see you next year!

  18. such cute macs! Love the ideas :)

  19. Leemei
    See you soon... Hv a good Xmas n 2012

    awww thank you ...:)

    Merry Christmas :) and Happy New Year


  20. Such gorgeous macarons Lisa!!!! I love the sound of the chocolate orange filling!!! My favourite flavour combination.

    Happy holidays to you and your family. :D

  21. Cute and perfect looking macarons! Beautiful photos as always....Have a Merry Christmas!

  22. I never knew another Rudolf as cute as these :)

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

  23. Jennifer
    Merry Christmas Jennifer and have a wonderful 2012 :D

    To Food with Love
    Merry Christmas to you too :D

    Have a wonderful Christmas and 2012 :D

  24. This is just brilliant, Lisa! And those macarons are just perfect!

  25. These are some of the most gorgeous macarons! So happy to have found your blog through tastespotting. Such a lovely spot this is!

  26. Lisa this is as stunning as your usual work. I am sharing it on twitter. I don;t have to celebrate Christmas to appreciate your wonderful talent!! :)

  27. Lisa
    Pwetty macs and oh its been awhile since i use swiss method to bake macs :o(

  28. Shirley
    Thank you :D


    Thanks Shulie

    Thank you Rima sifu :)... You are using French or Italian?
    I am giving another go with Italian next...

  29. Oh Lisa! These are stunning! I love the idea of gingerbread macrons! Yours look just so perfect!