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
2 : macaron

Examples of macaroon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The macaroon shares the same early story as its French cousin, originating in Italy. Kate Kassin, Bon Appétit, 15 Apr. 2022 This year’s flavor is Coconut Cream Pie Cheesecake, billed as a twist on a classic with coconut cheesecake, vanilla custard and a layer of chocolate on a coconut macaroon crust. Marc Bona, cleveland, 25 July 2021 Hence the popularity of the ubiquitous coconut macaroon on Passover tables. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, 24 Mar. 2021 There are only five ingredients in these macaroon-esque cookies bound together by — wait for it — a Yukon Gold potato. Washington Post, 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, 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, 6 Apr. 2020 Created in Italy, the first macaroon was made with almond paste and was known as an amaretti cookie. Dallas News, 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, 2 Apr. 2020 See More

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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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20 Apr 2022

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“Macaroon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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