macaron

noun ma·ca·ron \ ˌmä-kə-ˈrōn \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of macaron

: a light, often brightly colored sandwich cookie consisting of two rounded disks made from a batter of egg whites, sugar, and almond flour surrounding a sweet filling (as of ganache, buttercream, or jam)
  • Note that we speak here of the Parisian macaron, two airy almond meringue cookies pressed around a creamy filling—not those tiny bombs of shredded coconut that, on our shores, answer to the name "macaroon."
  • —Ligaya Mishan

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Origin and Etymology of macaron

borrowed from French — more at macaroon


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