They come in small boxes, they’re perfectly shaped, and one can choose from an infinite number of stunning colors. Macarons really are the jewelry of the confectionary universe. Even if you’re not yet ready for the small box, macarons make a perfect gift on the day we celebrate love.
At The Perfect Sweet Shoppe, owner Tracy C. Woodard has chosen a muted, elegant palette of quintessential heart-day hues for their holiday macaron offerings. All shells and fillings are lovingly handmade and include the classic almond shell with vanilla or strawberry buttercream filling. Woodard then puts a modern spin on the tradition with flavors like red velvet filled with cream cheese frosting. For the ultimate Valentine cookie, Woodard has gone all out: chocolate filled with a gooey circle of handmade caramel and a luscious center of dark chocolate ganache.
No one says that sharing these is mandatory, but with their buy-five-get-one-free macaron deal and even some vegan versions available, consider gifting these to your significant other, parents, BFFs, or even the person who delivers your groceries (admit it – you’ve been a little in love with at least one delivery person this past year). Pre-order for pickup or delivery at least a week in advance.