All my life I can never remember the difference between a macaroon and a macaron.
A macaroon is a drop cookie that looks like coconut mounds made with shredded coconut, egg whites, sugar, other flavorings (like vanilla extract), and sometimes ground almonds.
Today, some recipes for macaroons call for sweetened condensed milk.
A macaron is a meringue-based “sandwich cookie” made with almond flour, egg whites, confectioners’ sugar, and food coloring that are airy, chewy, and slightly cakey.
Common macaron fillings include buttercream, ganache, and fruit-based jam.
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