Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Brownhog Day!

No. That's not a typo. The other day, after I made these Groundhog Day macarons, my five-year-old daughter asked: "Are you going to eat that brownhog?"

My husband and I got quite the chuckle over that one. From now on, Groundhog Day will be known as Brownhog Day at the Denneler house.

This little critter, coming out of the ground to find his sugary shadow, is actually a Chocolate Teddy Graham. If you attach a mini chocolate chip to his face with some frosting and add some white decorator candies for the teeth, you've got yourself a mini groundhog. The "dirt" on top of the macaron is a mixture of chocolate frosting and crushed Oreos.

It's hard to believe that spring is right around the corner. We've barely had any kind of winter. Feels weird, but I'll take it.

Oh, and if you'd like to see more silly macaron ideas, then maybe you should join me at my next macaron class? I'm doing another Social, in-home cooking demonstration, at Adriene Rathbun's on March 24th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Spring & Easter Macarons. Sign up here. I'd love to see you there!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love these! How did you make the teeth look so good with the decorator candy? Did you need to cut it?

Project Denneler said...

Thanks! Yes... I snipped off parts of the snowflake candies and frosted them in place before I piped the nose.

This year, made some other groundhog cookies and used some regular, white, ice cream sprinkles for the teeth, and they worked even better.

Here's the link to my tutorial:
http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/982437/pop-up-groundhog-cookie-recipe

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