ma·​ca·​ron | \ˌmä-kə-ˈrōn \

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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Specialties included ham and cheese croissant, shrimp etouffee, quiche Lorraine, macarons and beignets. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "Most shocking restaurant closings of the year in Phoenix ... so far," 5 July 2018 While normal white skeleton hands may be cliché, neon hues add a modern touch to these macaron-serving skeleton hands. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "20 Halloween Party Ideas So Sophisticated They’ll Scare You," 18 Oct. 2018 The Yeoh sisters seated among piles of macarons in the Maria Callas suite, adorned in Cartier jewels and delightful pink gowns by Fendi, reminded me of two young duchesses posing for a court portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Harper's BAZAAR, "Crazy Rich Couture," 15 Aug. 2018 Borrow your colors from a confectioner’s shop (think shades of macarons), and bows are always a good idea. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "10 Easy First-Date Looks That Say “Summer Love”," 6 Aug. 2018 The blue team contestants had to make a box of macarons for the judges to move on to the next round. Tracy Swartz,, "Which Chicago-area kid earned a spot in the 'MasterChef Junior' finale?," 4 May 2018 That artisanal cheese may melt in the package and after a few bites, the memory of pricey macarons will wear off. Fox News, "11 wacky non-edible gifts for foodies," 22 Dec. 2015 Gallery Pastry Shop’s Ben Hardy is famous around Indy and beyond for macarons and delicate European-style pastries. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "This deal gets you all-you-can-eat tastings from the best Indianapolis restaurants," 12 July 2018 Le Parfait Paris will present boxes of Mother’s Day macarons with flavors of peanut butter chocolate, raspberry, lavender and caramel sea salt. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Carolina Gusman,, "117 ways to celebrate mom: Your San Diego guide to Mother's Day brunches, lunches and dinners," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of macaron

1995, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macaron

borrowed from French — more at macaroon

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