Gourmet French Macarons Book Amazing Giveaway

Have you ever had a French Macaron? If you haven’t, you don’t know what you are missing! If you have, I bet it was a colorful cute little circle full of deliciousness. But, who says Macarons have to be in traditional circle shapes? Not Mindy of Creative Juice.

Gourmet-French-Macaroons-Book-Giveaway thebearfootbaker.comMindy took macarons to a whole new level. She added her own unique and creative spin on a classic French cookie and made them in almost every shape you can imagine from reindeer and bees to hot dogs and bats. You can find them all in her new book, Gourmet French Macarons that she wrote and photographed herself.

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The winner is: Natasha I would love a classic heart shaped macaron and a strawberry flavor would just seal the deal.”

Gourmet French Macarons-Book-Giveaway-Frankenstein-Macarons thebearfootbaker.comI met Mindy at a blog conference this year and she is a sweetheart. When she told me she had written a book about Gourmet French Macaroons, I imagined a cute little book filled with recipes and beautiful colored circle macaroons. Boy was I blown away when she pulled out her phone and showed me a picture of the cover of her book. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and let me tell you it was everything I could have hoped for and more. It includes over 75 recipes and techniques, styling ideas, templates, and decorating tips that give the popular classic French Macaron sandwich cookie a modern and whimsical makeover.Gourmet French Macarons-Book-Giveaway-Chocolate-with-Chocolate-Filling-thebearfootbaker.comRemember when I told you Mindy was a sweetheart? Well, she gave me a copy of her book for one of my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment below with a valid email and I will ship the winner this beautiful book.

Gourmet French Macarons Book Giveaway-Apple-Macarons thebearfootbaker.comAre you worried about making the shapes like you see in the book? Don’t worry! Mindy thought of everything and included a CD with patterns for you to use. All you have to do is print and pipe just like my royal icing transfer templates. You can make apples, pumpkins, ghosts, trees, flowers, animals, cupcakes, and many other shapes to fit each season and holiday. It doesn’t get any better than that. I have made several recipes and can’t wait to make more. They are adorable and delicious.

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Are you ready to enter for a chance to win? Just enter your favorite macaron flavor in the comment section. If you haven’t ever tried one, just shout out a shape you would like to see. A winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, October 4th. Good luck!

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  1. Kelly Cassidy says:

    i would like to see mickey mouse ones as my wee boy loves him

  2. I don’t have a favorite shape but love the traditional round ones. I haven’t dared try and make any but would love to someday. They always looks so beautiful and delicious.

  3. LisaMarie Jenssen says:

    I made a ginger macaron that was amazing, using ginger infused cream to make the white chocolate ganache filling, it was soooo good. I would love to win this book. The shapes are what I would like to try!

  4. melody james says:

    The only flavor I’ve tried is chocolate and it was delicious! But I’d love to try the key lime, mango, and coconut ones I’ve seen in various places! :)

  5. ButterflyFlutterby says:

    never made one i have bought a mat to try the book looks amazing a must have
    but i fancy making strawberry & popping candy Macaron and the shape would be a skull … i know gross to most but i like weird the book looks amazing. Good Luck to everyone and ty to yourself and mindy for the competition 😀

  6. My favorite has been lavender lemon. I know it seems weird but I decided to try it and omg, it was delish. The book looks ahmazing!!!

  7. I would LOVE to try Key Lime! That is my favorite flavor in all the world!

  8. Schneckchen says:

    Vanilla chili macarons with dark chocolate ganache :-)

  9. I’m a purist and love vanilla bean macaron with either raspberry or caramel fillings. I haven’t conquered making a second batch of macarons but would love to master these light crispy chewy treats. Oh and to make them into different shapes would be awesome!

  10. I seem to like anything with sugar in it. Haven’t tried making macaron but would love to try!

  11. I would love to learn how to make macarons in different shapes – although the round ones are just fine with me. I had some delicious macs in Paris, so many different colors and flavors. It was hard to pick a favorite!

  12. I have never tried a macaron, but they sure look yummy! The reindeer ones would be so fun to make for Christmas!

  13. I’ve never had a macaron but this would be the perfect opportunity to try them! I love all these cute ideas :)

  14. I love salted caramel!

  15. Absolutely inspired!


  17. I would like to see a teddy bear face macaroon.

  18. The partiologist says:

    I would love love love to win this book!! Chocolate is my favorite anything!!

  19. jennifer g. says:

    lemon is my favorite . i would love to win this book.

  20. I have never tried macaroons but I would love to see a heart shaped one!

  21. I’ve never seen such cute macarons!
    The cherries are my favorite!
    Thanks Lisa!

  22. I love chocolate macaron with chocolate ganache. Yum!

  23. Kristin Geiger says:

    There is this amazing bakery in my hometown called Pistacea Vera that specializes in the most delicious macarons. Their flavor combinations are so creative! I have always wanted to try my hand at making macarons but I’ve been a bit intimidated. Maybe this is my chance! I love your blog- I’ve learned so much already. Thanks!

  24. My favorite flavor is Biscoff (Speculoos). I’ve always wanted to try shapes but have been too intimidated to try!

  25. I think it would be fun to see a cupcake-shaped one!

  26. I have not yet been brave ehough to try to make macaroons yet, but I really want to. This book might just be the encouragement I need! Thanks for the chance

  27. I have been wanting to try to make macaroons! I have never had one – yet! but I think a minion from despicable me would be darling! any flavor – yum! thanks for the chance.

  28. I love macarons of all flavours but my favourite at the moment is salted caramel ganache in between a dark cocoa shell.

  29. I LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE French Macarons!
    I first made them about 2 months ago and got REALLY lucky! I came out the way it was supposed to and
    tasted so good. I had not had a Macaron prior to attempting to make it myself. I fell in love and to see the
    different designs Mindy makes it’s incredible. I would LOVE to win this book.
    Thank you!

  30. There’s an incredible French bakery just one block away from me. This morning I had their new pumpkin flavored macaron. It was delicious! Perfect for the start of Fall.

  31. My favorite is rosewater macaron with rose buttercream!

  32. Barbara Poirrier says:

    I would LOVE her book! I have purchased them from Sucre’ in New Orleans and they are amazing! I would really, really like to know how to make them.

  33. I love the salted caramel ones!

  34. Chocolate raspberry. yum!

  35. I recently had a white chocolate and basil macaroon. It may have been the best dessert I have ever tasted!

  36. I would love the salted caramel!!!

  37. Jenna Merkel says:

    This looks like fun!

  38. I adore pistachio, but have only made regular (vanilla) ones. I love all the fun shapes!

  39. Traci Herren says:

    I have never tried one, but they look delish! I love anything chocolate so that would probably be my first choice – Mmmm! Thanks for the chance!

  40. Cherryleigh says:

    I’m learning to make macarons! Start my 3rd batch tomorrow! So far I don’t have a favorite flavor but favorite filling is salted caramel!!!

  41. Macarons are Amazing! I love the pistachio flavored ones.

  42. Kimberly Dickerson says:

    I love chocolate macarons!

  43. So fun!! Coconut! I heart all things coconut! :)

  44. Is there a pumpkin flavored one? A pumpkin shaped, pumpkin flavored one would be awesome!

  45. Oh, I love macarons! So far I haven’t made really, really pretty ones myself, but the taste was good. Sóóóó love the taste of a good macaron, wether it’s raspberry, lemon, ‘regular’ or chocolate, it’s all really yummy :-). The favorite of my daughters is ‘regular’ filled with dulce de lece!

  46. I love plain macarons with lemon filling. So yummy

  47. I have been wanting to try to make macaroons and these are simply over the top cute!

  48. These look amazing…believe it or not, I don’t think I have have tried a French Macaron. If I did, I don’t think I would have forgotten, these look super yummy!

  49. I attempted to make macarons for the first time a couple weeks ago and it was a disaster! Lol. I would like to just eat a normal circle macaron before branching out and trying other shapes.

  50. These look awesome…and like a lot of fun to try!

  51. I had some maple ones that were just lovely!

  52. Well, this one time I went to a surprise baby shower for a friend…and they had macarons. I am pretty sure I might’ve eaten all of them indiscriminately. BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT I SURE likey the green pistachio ones. I always save them for last. After I eat all of the other flavors =)

  53. Oh my! Macarons! I’ve been too scared to try making them so far, but they certainly are delicious!

  54. I go to this little french bakery every so often with a friend of mine and their macrons are to die for. My favorites have to be lemon or mint chocolate! :)

  55. Also! I would like to see an Owl shaped Macaron! :)

  56. I LOVE salted caramel macarons… Must not go to bakery today.

  57. Raspberry is always my favorite!!!

  58. I’m doubting there is a bad flavor to try!! I’ve been wanting to make these for quite some time now. Good luck everyone !!

  59. Chocolate-Coffee macaron with raspberry ganache :)

  60. i really like lemons so i choose lemon macaron. the macarons look delish

  61. I would love to see a macaroon shaped like a cute puppy! I’m thinking something with those big floppy ears!

  62. Chriss Arthur says:

    Those plump turquoise macarons with Tahitian vanilla pastry cream. Simply amazing!

  63. I would love to learn how to make and decorate macaroons. Thank you for inspiring me!

  64. Elizabeth B says:

    The BEST macaron I’ve ever tasted was a lemon macaron with filled with super fluffy raspberry buttercream. It was like eating a sinfully tasty cloud! It had crunch, creaminess, and a tiny tang that was perfect! *sigh* Guess I know what I’m going to be baking this weekend now. :)

  65. Any one with chocolate. I love them!

  66. my favourites are hazelnut macarons filled with chocolate, mmmm!! they taste amazing!!

  67. Absolutely Sweet says:

    Oh, I hope I get picked I even have the ingredients bought to make some, but can’t seem to get the nerve up to try. I would make strawberry flavored! Then maybe even blueberry!

  68. I’m a sucker for chocolate!

  69. Beautiful book! Would love to try making macaroons one day.

  70. Kelly Balkissoon says:

    I would love to try a pumpkin spice or chocolate and espresso macaroon. I finally had a chance to try a macaroon for the first time the other day and I cannot wait to try my hand at making these beautiful gems!! This idea book looks fantastic!

  71. I have tried the lavender (don’t remember filling) macaron…. sooo yummy! Cannot wait to try making them, but they seem so intimidating! 😀

  72. Only ever tasted one macaron, and it wasn’t good at all. Would live to taste a proper macaron. How about in a little car shape, like a little tikes cozy coupe?

  73. My favorite macaron flavor is lavender honey, followed by earl grey tea. Yum! :)

  74. I just always love anything vanilla and anything ginger, but I’m dying to make those football macarons!!! So cute!

  75. Patria Kishida says:

    I tried an amazing Lychee flavoured macaron that has to be my favorite! I love eating them but haven’t quite built the nerve to try making them so I can’t wait to see the tips and tricks in this book.

  76. Always up for a new method of making macaron. I’ve tried many times, getting results ranging from terrible to OK. Never really outstanding though. That is yet to come. Maybe with your book??

  77. Christmas trees might be cute. :)

  78. It’s difficult to pick a favorite, but maybe pistachio or chocolate, well all flavors of Laduree are delicious 😀

  79. would love to try to make macarons. I’ve always wanted to but been a little chicken. I love all the different shapes.

  80. They are all so cute!

  81. I love macarons! Any kind!

  82. I haven’t tried making them yet either. Although they’re on my list to try. Lemon is always one of my favorite flavors in anything! This book looks like so much fun!

  83. Louise Kressly says:

    My favorite Flavor is raspberry. Now that it is fall I think it would be great to try a pumpkin macaroon!

  84. dulce de leche…. Yummy!!!!!!!

  85. I have tried vanilla bean and they are awesome. Love to win this book. thanks for sharing. Bless y all

  86. I LOVE coffee macarons! Oh and anything chocolate or carmel with sea salt. Really, any kind of macarons – they’re just so delicious!

  87. Jeanette Carter says:

    Anything chocolate with chocolate filling :-) thanks!

  88. Kitty Sherman says:

    I lover every flavor of macaron on earth. The filling/frosting is the trick. I can’t wait to try shapes of all kinds for holidays & parties. Never thought of that!

  89. I would love a classic heart shaped macaron and a strawberry flavor would just seal the deal.

  90. My favorite flavor is pistachio. Those are so cute!

  91. I have never tried a macaron, but would love to try adding to my newly started sweet treat business. Would love to see some “fall leaves”…I think they would make a creative addition to an autumn sweet treat table.

  92. Most interesting flavour Macaron I’ve tried was based on good old ‘salt and vinegar chips’ thanks to Adriano Zumbo.
    Best flavour I’ve made was a cherry and lime dark chocolate ganache which my former boss raved about until she died.
    Shape I’d like to see (but would be too scared to make) Perhaps something in the pacman and/or Rubik’s Cube genre!

  93. Cafe or Nutella is my fav! Love snowmen :-)

  94. My brother brought me macaroons from Laduree in Paris and they were amazing! I would love to try a Nutella flavored macaroon!!

  95. Chocolate on chocolate recently made today. Though I have had great orange and caramel flavored ones too. Hoping to win since it’s mostly gluten free and i’m so happy that I can make them!

  96. Irma Rodriguez says:

    Lavender is my favorite! Would love to get the book! Your macarons are so beautiful!

  97. What about a banana shaped and flavored one, yummm!

  98. Coffee! With chocolate ganache. mmmm…. Nothing fancy but SOOO good. I recently saw a recipe for pandan flavored with cococut jelly filling – and that sounds yummy too.

  99. Lemon!! But would love to try making them.

  100. Suzy Richard says:

    I love, love, love macaroons with chocolate ganache filling. Those Valentine macaroons are so cute. I’d like to try making those.

  101. Omg! How cute is that book!! I would love to give them a try! I have made them in the past but id love collection of recipes and ideas in a book instead of hunting thru the interwebs!

  102. Elain Ponce De Leon says:

    Pistachio is my favorite flavor!

  103. Chocolate of course … although I’ve never met a macaron that I haven’t liked! The book looks fantastic :)

  104. I have tried a few at a party… Don’t recall the flavors, but I do recall how devine they tasted! Would like to see a poison dart frog shaped macaron.

  105. Faith Personett says:

    I love Nutella! This book looks amazing! :)

  106. Tina Whitson says:

    I never had a macaron but very intrigued on how they are made and taste. Would love to see a Fleur De Lis shaped.

  107. Michelle Lowes says:

    I love watermelon flavour macarons… they taste so perfect in the summer :)

  108. I’ve never had a french macaron – but I’ve never met a chocolate I didn’t like! And I think a strawberry shaped macaron would be cute.

  109. I dream about a chocolate macaron with hazelnut filling! :) Those footballs are adorable though! My husband would LOVE them!

  110. I would love to see a santa claus macaroon!

  111. M. Ellenson says:

    I’ve never tried a macaroon, but have been looking for a user friendly cook book! I’m so excited! I’d like to see doggy shapes or heads!!
    Thank you!!

  112. I would love to try hazelnut macaron! Nice giveaway, too!

  113. I have actually never eaten a macaron, but I’m sure anything with chocolate and caramel would be my favorite.

  114. Haven’t actually tasted one yet, though I’ve been planning to try making them for ages….my daughter would go gaga for Hello Kitty-shaped ones!

  115. I love them all but right now my favorite flavor is cookie butter!!!!

  116. I am equal opportunity when it comes to Macarons- I love all the flavors.!

  117. I would love to see them in a minion shape! That would taste lovely in lemon!!! Makes me hungry!

  118. I’m a big Harry Potter fan so I’d love to see something that’s Harry-Potter themed. Maybe macarons shaped and decorated like “golden snitches” or the “sorting hat.”

  119. I love chocolate coffee macarons! I would like to see macarons in hello kitty shapes.

  120. Charlene Westra says:

    Those are so cute! I have only ever tasted a salted caramel macaron. I love the apple shaped one, does it have and apple flavored filling? That would really blow people away!

  121. I have never tried them, but i think i would like Palm Tree shapes, coconut flavor

  122. Favourite flavour is blackberry and green apple for both the taste and the amazing colours…love your creative ideas for different shapes, they are wonderful, wouldloveto try them all

  123. I have not tried very many, but I have had chocolate macaroons with a chocolate filling–delicious! Of course, U kobe anything chocolate, but a chocolate macaroon with a raspberry or salted caramel filling sounds fantastic too. :) Being a bit of a Doctor Who fan, I would love to see some made to look like the Tardis (or maybe attempt it myself someday). Thank you & thanks to Mindy for providing this contest & prize!

  124. Enjoy making macaroons for my family !! They have a sweet tooth !

  125. I LOVE macarons, always looking for new fun flavors to try but have never made them in different shapes.. Would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks!

  126. Elines Acevedo says:

    All of them!

  127. Looks like a handy book to have- fun ideas!!

  128. I would love to have the reindeers-it will be nice to make them esp.Holiday is around the corner!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  129. Hazelnut is my absolute fav!!!

  130. Gloria Calderon says:

    I’d have to go with pistachio, lavender and chocolate!

  131. I never would have thought you could do all that with macaroons! Definitely putting this book on my Christmas wish list!

  132. I love chocolate macarons! I plan on making smores flvor in the future
    ! Hope I win! Would be a perfect birthday present to me!!

  133. Rita Vascimini says:

    Salted caramel is my favorite! I have also made a pumpkin mousse filling in a cinnamon macaron, so a pumpkin shaped macaron might be cool.

  134. How about rose & rose bud shaped and decorated macarons, please? Could do a dozen boxed like roses. At least these don’t die.

  135. Ohhh! I am in love what you have done with these macarons! Pistachio is my fav!

  136. It looks like a wonderful book, with so many cute ideas! I just made some Macarons the other day, using Speculoos cookies and cookie butter (similar to Biscoff). They’re probably my new favorite right now, but I also love lemon. I’d love to win this book; thanks for the give-away opportunity!

  137. Wow– the book looks amazing. I haven’t yet tried to make them as recipes always seem daunting. But a vanilla with caramel filling, chocolate with peanut butter, or pumpkin with vanilla filling really appeal to me, though I’m quite sure all recipes are delicious! And I agree with Kelly above; a Mickey Mouse shape would be awesome!

  138. Jeannine DiBart says:

    I love anything caramel:)

  139. Police car would be great! 😉

  140. I love lavender lemon and caramel. Both are very good. Would love to win this book. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  141. I made pink lemonade and also key lime macaroons for my daughters shower, but my favorite is salted caramel.

  142. I love salted caramel ones. The never make it home from the bakeshop!

  143. Maria in NJ says:

    i love them with nutella buttercream in them…yummy!!! thank you for a chance to win!!

  144. Would love to see Ninja Turtles.

  145. Lavender might be my favorite – but strawberry or chocolate or salted caramel or lemon would be on the list as well. Love them!

  146. Kerryanne Mohn says:

    I have always wanted to try to make Macaroons. This book would definitely motivate me to try!

  147. I love the lemon cream macs.

  148. Chocolate raspberry!

  149. I haven’t met a macaron that I didn’t love! I am a bit partial to lavender, though. This book looks like a work of love! Good luck to all! And thanks for sharing Bear Foot Baker! <3

  150. Can’t say no to matcha green tea macarons :)

  151. Jacqueline V. says:

    I would love to see a Christmas tree shape!

  152. Classic raspberry flavor is my favorite. Any shape would be great but I am really curious to know how to make tie-dyed ones.

  153. Pistachio!

  154. Oh wow they look amazing. That apple is beautiful and the Frankenstein is really cute! How generous that your friend donated one of her books for a giveaway. 😉

  155. I’ve never had a macaroon before – but I would love to learn how to make them – would love to win this book, the yellow ducks are too cute!

  156. Kim Serediak says:

    They are so cute! Love chocolate <3

  157. KL Harris says:

    great job!!!!!

  158. Never made them but after seeing Mindy’s work would love to make them in chilli flavor and Angry Bird shape

  159. Simple vanilla with white chocolate or rapsberry filling. Yum.

  160. Cindy Slomovitz says:

    Always wanted to try and make macaroons, it have been afraid to try! This book is a great inspiration!

  161. I love basic almond with raspberry filling–but I’m loving seeing them in all these fun shapes!

  162. Heather H. says:

    I’va always wanted to try and make my own! Raspberry is my favorite.

  163. I love chocolate,raspberry and red velvet the most! :) I can’t choose only one favorite, it doesn’t feel right.

  164. CUTE….love them!

  165. Pistachio is my fav!!

  166. I’ve never tried macaroons before, but would love to!

  167. Cleopatra says:

    I would love to see one in the shape of Minnie Mouse!

  168. Jana Addison says:

    I think coffee flavored would be great! The book looks wonderful!

  169. Bkaesheimer says:

    Love macaroons! Almond is my favorite.

  170. Would love to try a chocolate coconut macaron in any shape at all!

  171. Can’t believe I’ve been so stuck in my little bubble thinking macarons have to be round! These are so totally awesome!! Would love to try to make some :) My favorite flavor is lemon, had one in Switzerland last summer.

  172. Love it!!…waiting to try out making some! :)

  173. I love chocolate. Simple and rich.

  174. I love vanilla with hazelnut filling! I’m so excited to try to make Macaroons and experiment with different flavours and shapes. This book would be a great way to start!

  175. I’ve only ever had vanilla – hooked ever since! I’m dying to get this book – fingers crossed xx – !


  176. What could be cuter than little Frankestein monsters with sprinkles for hair! : )

  177. Goedele Luyten says:

    Oh my god, they are so lovely, cute and adorable.
    In fact, they are too beautiful to be eaten. : D

  178. I’m kind of a classic girl. But I really love the strawberry with nutella filling – so delicious.

  179. I have never tasted a macaron but they look fantastic. I am an officer in the Girls Brigade and I know that the Junior girls that I work with would absolutely love these to bits and would enjoy making some of these designs for their badge work.

  180. Oh awesome book! Salted caramel is so far my favorite…but I think I love them all!

  181. I am partial to vanilla. Would love to read this book and bake away!

  182. They look amazing! Love the frankensteins!

  183. Monica Shaw says:

    Any flavor. I have never tried one either but and dying too! I have the almond meal but haven’t worked up the courage to try them yet :( Maybe this book would be the straw that finally pushed me to try them!!!

  184. I love chocolate macarons with chocolate ganache! More chocolate please! 😛
    Would love to have this book to cook lot of macarons!

  185. Never tried one but can’t wait to make them! I here coconut is awesome so I’ll go with that as my fav!

  186. My favorite flavor is pistachio!!!…..or any other flavor, lol. I have tried and failed a few times at making macarons.

  187. Crystal Piccirillo says:

    I would love to see those cupcake ones you speak of, I haven’t actually tried a macaron that I’m aware of! The only kind I knew were those coconut-chocolate messes macaroon :( Not a fan, but THESE, these I would love to try!

  188. I love pistachio macarons.