ma·​ca·​ron | \ ˌmä-kə-ˈrōn How to pronounce macaron (audio) \

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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In North San Jose, customers have been flocking to this shop that specializes in coffee and tea — and pretty much only coffee and tea (plus macarons). Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "Cult favorite 7 Leaves Cafe opens its second Bay Area location," 7 June 2019 Rose Street currently has a small counter in Keg and Case that sells chocolates and macarons, and a few other pastries are available from Five Watt Coffee in the market. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Schmidt Brewery Rathskeller to house Rose Street Patisserie cafe, Worker B spa," 24 June 2019 Return to Paris and enjoy a free afternoon to wander the banks of the Seine, munch on macarons, or shop in elegant boutiques. National Geographic, "France Family Journey: From Paris to Normandy and Beyond," 17 June 2019 For example, perhaps a couple got engaged in Paris and therefore want a macaron tower featured at their wedding. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "Couples are opting out of wedding cakes for more distinctive sweets.," 19 June 2019 Inside that store, employees could be seen removing chocolates, macarons and other sweets and packing them inside large plastic bags that were apparently deposited in a dumpster., "Sucré dessert shops shut down after 13 years," 17 June 2019 For an additional sweet treat, partygoers plucked Pierre Hermé macarons from its confectionary tower. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "All the Glamorous Details from Gigi Hadid’s “Denim and Boots” Themed Birthday Party," 23 Apr. 2019 And speaking of Pioneer Square, Lady Yum expanded near Occidental Square in a space that’s three times bigger than its other macaron outposts. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Bellevue lands a famous, big-name hot-pot spot and 42 other new openings around the Seattle area," 13 Feb. 2019 Rose Raspberry Ginger Macaron Rose flavored macaron shells filled with raspberry jam and infused with ginger. Micaela English, Town & Country, "The Prettiest New Offerings From Ladurée," 14 Jan. 2015

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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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