When I visited New York City last September, I went to a tiny pop-up macaron shop in Dylan’s Candy Bar called Dana’s Bakery. Dana’s is known for their colorful, unique macarons in fun flavors like Fruity Pebbles and Birthday Cake, and I was dying to try their Cookie Dough macaron.
But as fate would have it, they were sold out. And I was so bummed.
I mean, helllooooo – cookie dough macarons?! Genius! It combines two of my favorite things: delectably sweet chocolate chip cookie dough and crisp, airy and fabulous French macarons. What’s not to love?!
So after my mini letdown, I came home determined to make Cookie Dough Macarons at home. And thankfully, I succeeded because OMG. It was basically life-changing you guys. Sweet, crispy, airy, chewy and studded with miniature chocolate chips in nearly every bite… talk about amazing. And I didn’t need to rely on a pop-up bakery’s supply to get my fix… that’ll do, pig. That’ll do.
I’m sharing this Cookie Dough Macaron recipe over on Food Fanatic today where I’m there resident Cookie Dough Fanatic and post everything cookie dough related. It’s a pretty tasty job, but someone’s gotta do it and thank goodness that someone is me 🙂
These Cookie Dough Macarons are so delicious – even the stuffiest of macaron fanatics will love this fun, whimsical flavor!
Craving more macs? Check out my other macaron recipes!
Nutter Butter Macarons – plus a full macaron tutorial!
Have a sweet day!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
Hayley – Your macarons are always so unique and mouthwatering. I need to practice my skills in the near future. 🙂 Dylan’s is such a fun place to go. Last time that I went into the city by myself, I walked to 23rd street from 42nd just to get macarons at Mason du Macaron. It was totally worth it. 🙂
I’d totally walk that for macarons, too!!
Tonia from TheGunnySack says
I hate it when the thing you are craving is sold out. What a fantastic idea for macarons! I love anything cookie dough.
Me too, but thankfully it resulted in these macarons! 🙂 Thanks Tonia!
[email protected] I Wash You Dry says
Ah! I need to try macarons. I always say it and it never happens. But I seriously need to! Love this idea!
One of these days you will, and you’ll rock it!
So, these look incredible. Cookie dough anything speaks to my soul! I may borrow this concept using aquafaba 🙂
😀 Thanks Hannah!!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
These are UNreal. I need to learn how to make macarons so soon!
Yeah you do! Thanks Ashley!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Love this so much Hayley!! I bet yours are even better than the “originals” anyway!
Thanks Dorothy! 🙂
Oooh, I LOVE these macarons! What an amazing filling—and I can see why the bakery was sold out. But I’m glad I can now make them at home. Brava!!!
Thanks Liz! These were definitely popular in my house!
Sam @ SugarSpunRun says
We are cookie dough filling twins today!
These look so good Hayley, I just started dablling with macarons and I can’t say it’s going terribly well for me. These are inspiring, and so PERFECT looking!
Sam – keep going! You’ll get there, I promise. My earlier macs tasted great but needed some appearance tweaks, but I’m happy to say I feel pretty confident with them now! 🙂 You’ll be in the same boat too – practice girl! xoxo!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Love these macarons! They look perfect and the cookie dough filling is such an amazing and delicious idea!
Thanks Kelly! I love the cookie dough idea, too 😀
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
Necessity is the mother of invention! Looks yummy!
You’re so right Laura!
Linda | A La Place Clichy says
If I could have one type of macaroon all day every day it would definitely be these! I love chocolate chip cookie dough macaroons! My friends and I are going to have a macaroon party soon and I am definitely going to add these to the menu.
A macaron party sounds lovely! Wish I could join you 🙂 Enjoy!
Jessica @ Sweetest Menu says
This is the coolest macaron flavour I have ever seen!!! They look incredible!
Thanks so much Jessica!
You know how I feel about macarons…basically cannot live without them. And sadly I have not tried cookie dough. Geez, I need these in my life!!
You are the macaron queen! I’m so glad you like these, Zainab. You must try them!
I think this recipe will get me to attempt macarons again. I love them so much but haven’t been able to make them properly yet. I’ll have to try your method!
Niki – I hope my tutorial helps you out! Macarons take practice for sure, but they can be done! 🙂
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
as someone who has tried those cookie dough macarons…I’m 99% sure yours are WAY better! They look sooo good, girl!
Thanks Kayle! I’m glad you think mine are better 😀