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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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 The concept from the successful St. Roch Market team opened in March, offering coffee, macarons, empanadas, oysters, smoothies and poké around a center bar lined with hanging greenery. Ashley Day, USA TODAY, "New Orleans has two new food halls," 21 June 2018 Slices of white chocolate cherry blossom cake and mint macarons are available from Burrow patisserie in Dumbo. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "Hesperios Founder Autumn Hruby Just Opened a Cafe in Her Dreamy Manhattan Shop," 21 May 2018 At Ladurée, the French shop is turning out its famous macarons along with a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Jenn Harris,, "Why eating at L.A. malls is way, way better than ever," 21 June 2018 Because rolled ice cream is very visual, people who share their experience on social media via video receive a free macaron on their rolled ice cream. Grace Wong,, "Thai rolled ice cream comes to the Magnificent Mile, plus other restaurant news," 1 June 2018 The event execs had planned accordingly — each seat was topped with a snack box featuring fancy finger sandwiches and Laduree macarons. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "The 'Mission Impossible — Fallout' Cast on How Paris Inspired the Latest Action-Packed Installment," 13 July 2018 The film arguably created millennial pink, launched a nationwide, still-going-strong macaron trend, and became the inspiration for countless Pinterest party mood boards., "Why Marie Antoinette Is Really Mean Girls, Versailles Edition," 10 July 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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