This is my very first attempt at making macarons and I was so excited when I SAW FEET appearing in my macarons through the oven door! Woohoo!! Credit must go to Esther. I was inspired by her post Black Sesame Macarons recently. Her simple method of making macarons and small portion of ingredients motivated me to make this Matcha Macarons for this month Aspiring Bakers event. I followed her recipe to the 'T' only changing the black sesame powder to matcha powder and I used chocolate ganache cream as filling. The macarons look gorgeous and adorable, they just melt in your mouth. The only negative is I find them overly sweet for me but I definitely don't mind to make macarons again for my family and friends.
To pipe out equal sizes of macarons, use a small round cookie cutter (I used a mini torch light) and draw staggered rows of circles on a baking paper with a pen. Then cover it with another non-stick baking sheet over it.
**But I just found out you can print out this Template for piping perfect round macarons. Remember to remove the template before baking after drying the macaron shells.