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Today Is National Macaroon Day Or Is It Macaron Day?

Each year on May 31, National Macaroon Day is observed.  This day celebrates the macaroon, a small meringue-like cookie.

The coconut macaroon is most commonly found in the United States. Most varieties of coconut macaroons are dipped in milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate. lmonds, pecans, cashews or other nuts are sometimes added to the cookie.


Following are two macaroon recipes for you to try and enjoy!

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Coconut Macaroons
French Macarons

Macaroon vs Macaron:

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The main difference between the two popular pastries is their appearance. The light-as-a-feather classic French macaron is a meringue-based confectionery with a smooth domed top, a crinkled ruffled circumference, which is also known as the “foot”, and a flat base. It is basically a sandwich of two cookies with a creamy, sweet filling made of ganache, jam, or buttercream. It is also available in a range of vibrant colors and different flavors.

Unlike the polished sophistication of a macaron, the macaroon is a lumpy-shaped sweet cake made of shredded coconut or almonds and condensed milk. The batter for the macaroon is dropped onto a cookie sheet in little random haystacks, and they are baked until crispy and golden on the outside and chewy on the inside. – Buzzle.com



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