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Hey everyone, happy Sunday from Orlando! So I may have procrastinated a bit while writing up the piece to accompany this recipe, but I’m kinda glad I did! I’m currently in Orlando at Rosen Shingle Creek for the Food Wine Conference, and I’ve had so much fun so far. In case I haven’t said it enough already, there’s so many amazing and inspirational people at this conference. Its the recharger to my rechargable batteries. I come and plug myself in, immerse myself in the weekend, and I always leave feeling refreshed and full of inspiration. (But more on that in a post coming up later this week!) This week’s Sunday Supper is a little different than normal, all of us are celebrating Spanish Tapas and will be live from Tapa Toro restaurant as we tweet! My first experience with tapas was in Old Town Alexandria, and it was such a fun take on the family table dinner. Everyone shares dishes and takes a little bit of everything throughout the night, and tapas can be such a great enabler for conversation and interaction between everyone at the dinner table!


The restaurant sponsoring our LIVE! #SundaySupper Twitter chat on May 15th is Tapa Toro. Tapa Toro combines contemporary Spanish cuisine with a vibrant, energetic atmosphere – bringing a fresh dining experience to the I-Drive 360 area in Orlando, FL. Their unique paella pit, vibrant tapas menu, and extensive selection of imported wines will guide you through a culinary journey of Spanish flavors and culture in the heart of Central Florida.

The recipe I’m bringing is kind of a meld of Spanish flavors and French cuisine. I wanted to come up with a dish that would be a fun finger food where multiple could easily fit on a single serving platter. I decided to go with the French Macaron (think meringue with almonds mixed throughout), and I wanted to feature some flavors that made me think of Spanish cuisine. I added some cinnamon into the chocolate batter, and just a little bit of hot pepper for a bit of a kick! I hope y’all enjoy this weekend’s recipe!

Chocolate Spiced Macarons #SundaySupper


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle pepper powder
  • 11/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • Filling
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Whip the egg whites in a bowl using a mixer at medium speed until they become frothy. Add the sugar, cocoa, chipotle, and cinnamon, and whip at high speed until soft peaks form. Fold in the almond meal until well combined.
  2. Lay out a silcone mat on a baking sheet, and transfer the cookie dough to a piping bag. Pipe into 2 inch wide disks, and let the cookies sit on the countertop for 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350F, and bake the cookies for 12 minutes. Remove them from the oven and let them cool.
  4. While the cookies cool, whip the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until it starts to have a lighter, whipped texture. With the mixer on medium, slowly add the cream and whip until light and fluffy. Transfer the filling to a piping bag.
  5. Assemble the cookies like sandwiches, with the whipped filling added in between.
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Check out all of the delicious #SundaySupper recipes, and join us live at 7pm ET for our twitter chat! And thank you to Caroline for hosting this week, go check her out!

Also, be sure to check out Tapa Toro on all of it’s social media:

  • Facebook: @tapatoroorlando
  • Twitter: @tapatoroorlando
  • Instagram: @tapatoroorlando

Para Empezar, Las Tapas (Appetizers/tapas) –

Postres (Desserts) –

Bebidas (Drinks) –

Plus Alcachofas al Ajillo – Garlicky Artichokes – and Spanish Tapas Recipes by Sunday Supper Movement

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.
Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

  1. Liz says:

    I’m so sorry I couldn’t make it to the conference this year 🙁 But I’m loving catching up with you all via social media!!!
    P.S. Your macarons look fabulous!

  2. Candace says:

    These look beautiful! Macarons are the one thing that intimidates me when baking! I can handle taking an entire weekend to make croissants (also hard) no problem, but these..wow, I’m impressed!

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