I'm never quite sure if I am spelling Macaroon's the correct way or not?!!?
These were made at Christmas time to go in hampers for various people, but I kind of figured that they would be equally as good for Valentines Day.
To make them I just used the Peppermint Macaroon recipe from my very first attempt at baking them. Instead of the nutella filling, I used buttercream which also had a couple of drops of peppermint flavouring added to it. In hindsight this was maybe a touch too far on the peppermint flavouring for some, but I loved them!
The candy cane swirl was achieved by dipping a skewer into a tub of red coloured food gel, I then dragged the skewer along the length of the inside of the piping bag before adding my macaroon mixture. When the wee domes are piped onto the trays the swirl 'magically' appears on the macaroon. Easy peasy!
Once the biscuits are baked, sandwich them together with the buttercream and then roll the edges in some finely crushed peppermint candy canes ... for valentines day though you could roll them in sanding sugar or some of those teeny tiny love heart sugar sprinkles that seem to be everywhere at the moment.