There is nothing more delicious than a buttercream macaroon and Woman’s Weekly cookery editor Sue McMahon knows how to make the very best.

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Buttercream macaroon recipe

With their pretty pastel colours, these macaroons are melt-in-the-mouth delights and the perfect party treat for everyone in the family. Kids love their tiny size and, if you’re trying to watch your waistline, just one isn’t going to break the diet.

You’ll need a steady hand for the piping but otherwise they’re simple to make. You can prepare them well before your special celebration and then pop on a plate, stacked high. They’ll soon disappear!

Freeze a batch of buttercream macaroons in plastic tubs for up to a month or keep chilled in the fridge for 3-4 days. Always allow to return to room temperature before serving. After freezing, this will take a few hours.

Cookery editor Sue says: ‘A macaroon tower makes a stunning alternative to a traditional wedding cake. You can make smaller versions for other occasions.’

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