The Best Way to Store French Macarons for Optimal Freshness and Flavor

French macarons are one of the most delicate and delicious desserts in the world. They come in a variety of flavors, colors, and can be filled with different types of fillings. However, due to their delicate nature, storing them can be a challenge.

In this blog post, we will discuss how to store French macarons properly so that they retain their flavor and freshness for as long as possible.

The Basics of Storing French Macarons

The first thing you need to know about storing French macarons is that they should always be kept in an airtight container. This means that any air inside the container needs to be removed before sealing it shut.

Additionally, it’s important not to stack too many macarons on top of each other as this can cause them to lose their shape or become squished together. Instead, place them in a single layer within your container.

Lastly, keep your stored French macarons away from direct sunlight as this can cause discoloration or even melting if left out for too long.

Storage Options for Freshly Made Macaroons

When you’ve just prepared fresh-baked French macs at home (or picked up some from your favorite bakery), there are three storage options:

1) Room Temperature
If you plan on eating your freshly made macaroons within 24-48 hours after baking/pickup time frame – simply put them into an air-tight box or plastic bag (ziplock works well) and leave at room temperature until ready for consumption.

But note: If humidity levels are high where you live/work – opt-in for refrigeration instead because these cookies love low-humidity environments!

2) Refrigerating
Your second option would be refrigeration. You still want those delicate treats sealed tight either individually wrapped or boxed up.

3) Freezing
Lastly, you can freeze macarons for long-term storage. When using this method, it’s best to wrap each macaron individually in plastic wrap or parchment paper and place them in an airtight container before putting the container into the freezer.

Storage Options for Leftover Macaroons

If you have some leftover French macarons that need to be stored, don’t worry; they can still be enjoyed at a later time. Here are three options:

1) Store in Airtight Container at Room Temperature
As mentioned previously – if your house is not too humid (and not too cold), store your cookies in an air-tight box or bag and enjoy within 24-48 hours after baking/pickup date.

2) Refrigerating
Refrigeration helps prolonging their shelf life up to 5 days — making sure they’re stored correctly (wrapped tightly). Just note that keeping them refrigerated may take away from their texture somewhat because of the moisture generated while being chilled.

3) Freeze Them
For longer durations of time, freezing is always available as an option! This requires wrapping each cookie separately with plastic wrap or parchment paper (or even vacuum seal bags!) and then putting those packages inside another layer of protection – like a Tupperware container – for an additional protective layer!

Tips on Keeping Your French Macarons Fresh

Now that we know how to store French macarons let’s discuss some tips on how to keep them fresh:

• Avoid exposure: Keep your freshly baked macaron cookies out of direct sunlight, humidity & high temperatures.
• Don’t stack them: Stacking these delicate treats will cause damage.
• Use proper containers: Always use clean, dry containers when storing French Macaroons.
• Finish it off fast!: They taste best when eaten fresh so devour them within the first 2-3 days after baking or purchase date.
• Don’t store macarons with other foods: Foods with strong odors (such as onions and garlic) can transfer their scent to your macarons.


In conclusion, storing French macarons correctly is essential for preserving their delicate texture and flavor. Remember to use airtight containers, avoid stacking them, keep them away from direct sunlight & humidity while they’re stored in cool dry places.

Lastly – enjoy consuming those delightful treats! Whether it’s fresh out of the oven or weeks after being frozen – that perfect bite will always be worth the effort put into storage.

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