Santa Macarons

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 macarons
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Ingredients

9 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Yellow and black gel food coloring

6 prepared red macarons with white filling

12 silver candy buttons or pearl sprinkles

Directions

Special equipment:
3 piping bags fitted with 3 small round tips (Wilton #4)
  1. Whisk together the confectioners' sugar and 3 tablespoons water in a small bowl.
  2. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the royal icing into a piping fitted with a small round tip. Spoon another 2 tablespoons of the royal icing into a small bowl and mix in 2 drops of yellow food coloring; spoon into a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip. Add 5 to 6 drops of the black food coloring to the remaining royal icing; spoon into a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip.
  3. Pipe 3 lines of black royal icing, side by side, on the top third of each macaron to form a belt. Let set, about 2 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, pipe 2 white dots about 1/4 inch apart below the middle of the belt. Put a silver candy button on each dot.
  5. Once the black royal icing is dry on the surface, pipe a yellow rectangle about 1/2-by-1/4- inch on top of the belt to create the belt frame. Then pipe a line from the center of the yellow rectangle to 1/4-inch outside the rectangle for the belt fastener.