mac·​a·​roon | \ ˌma-kə-ˈrün How to pronounce macaroon (audio) \

Definition of macaroon

1 : a small cookie composed chiefly of egg whites, sugar, and ground almonds or coconut

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Recent Examples on the Web There are only five ingredients in these macaroon-esque cookies bound together by — wait for it — a Yukon Gold potato. Washington Post, "Sticky, gooey, crunchy, chewy — 11 gluten-free cookie recipes to delight in this holiday season," 4 Dec. 2020 End with your choice of goat cheese cheesecake in a coconut macaroon crust or olive oil semolina cake with Pinnacle Farms peaches and honey gelato. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Arizona Restaurant Week Spring 2020: Here are 15 great menus to try for dine-in or takeout," 14 June 2020 Desserts End your Passover meal with a flourless treat like almond cake with cardamom and pistachio, rich chocolate cake or lemon macaroons. Margaux Laskey, New York Times, "Our Best Passover Recipes," 6 Apr. 2020 Created in Italy, the first macaroon was made with almond paste and was known as an amaretti cookie. Dallas News, "How to make the perfect coconut macaroons for Passover (or anytime)," 6 Apr. 2020 Dishes include matzo ball soup, bitter greens and citrus salad, red wine-braised brisket, apple and walnut charoset, potato kugel and coconut and chocolate macaroons. Jenn Harrisstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Restaurants offering delivery and takeout Passover meals," 2 Apr. 2020 Now, a break from the news Cook: Coconut macaroons, two easy ways. Isabella Kwai, New York Times, "Coronavirus, Boris Johnson, Easter Sunday: Your Monday Briefing," 13 Apr. 2020 Desserts include flourless honey apple upside-down cake ($45), flourless chocolate brownies ($22 for four) and gluten-free coconut macaroons ($20 for eight). Jenn Harrisstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Restaurants offering delivery and takeout Passover meals," 2 Apr. 2020 Nike has released a collection of shoes inspired by desserts such as macaroons and cheesecake. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Crocs wants you to add these Peeps-themed clogs to your Easter basket," 4 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of macaroon

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for macaroon

borrowed from French macaron, going back to Middle French, borrowed from regional Italian maccarone, macarone "filled pasta" — more at macaroni

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The first known use of macaroon was circa 1611

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27 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Macaroon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of macaroon

: a cookie made of egg, sugar, and almonds or coconut

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