macaroon


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mac·a·roon

 (măk′ə-ro͞on′)
n.
A chewy cookie made with sugar, egg whites, and almond paste or coconut.

[French macaron, from Italian dialectal maccarone, dumpling, macaroni, variant of standard Italian maccherone; see macaroni.]

macaroon

(ˌmækəˈruːn)
n
(Cookery) a kind of sweet biscuit made of ground almonds, sugar, and egg whites
[C17: via French macaron from Italian maccarone macaroni]

mac•a•roon

(ˌmæk əˈrun)

n.
a cookie made of beaten egg whites, sugar, and almond paste or ground coconut.
[1605–15; < Middle French macaron (< Occitan) < dial. Italian maccarone; see macaroni]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macaroon - chewy cookie usually containing almond pastemacaroon - chewy cookie usually containing almond paste
cookie, cooky, biscuit - any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
ratafia biscuit, ratafia - macaroon flavored with ratafia liqueur
coconut macaroon - macaroon containing coconut
Translations

macaroon

[ˌmækəˈruːn] Nmacarrón m, mostachón m

macaroon

[ˌmækəˈruːn] nmacaron m

macaroon

nMakrone f

macaroon

[ˌmækəˈruːn] namaretto (biscotto)
References in classic literature ?
Or how, at the tender age when a confectioner seems to him a very prince whom all the world must envy--who breakfasts on macaroons, dines on meringues, sups on twelfth-cake, and fills up the intermediate hours with sugar-candy or peppermint--how is he to foresee the day of sad wisdom, when he will discern that the confectioner's calling is not socially influential, or favourable to a soaring ambition?
So the honest, brown cookies crumbled away in obscurity, while Polly tried to satisfy her hearty appetite on one ice and three macaroons.
After about fifteen dishes, he concluded the repast with dessert, some of which he even carried out of doors, for some young gentlemen at table, amused with his coolness and gallant free- and-easy manner, induced him to pocket a handful of macaroons, which he discussed on his way to the theatre, whither everybody went in the cheery social little German place.
Wonderful macaroons, glittering liqueurs, magically-preserved tropical spices, and jellies of celestial tropical fruits, displayed themselves profusely at an instant's notice.
Rosie, 33, runs the Miss Macaroon shop in the Great Western Arcade, and was told the news the couple were coming to Brum a week ago.
Macaroon fan Macron " There was a little silence - not unexpected on my part - in which the President of France took in what I had just said.
This stall has every type of Macaroon you can think of, including white chocolate, milk chocolate and original.
MACAROON MARVELS ENJOY cosy nights at home this autumn with the delicious new Soft Centre Chocolate Macaroons from Marks & Spencer.
Also taking part are accessories brand Jam Jar Lights, strawberry grower The Strawberry Stop and renowned Birmingham macaroon company Miss Macaroon, which last year launched in the Great Western Arcade in Colmore Row.
TURKISH MACAROONS 4 ounces dates 6 ounces macaroon-style coconut 4 ounces pecans 1 pound confectioners' sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 4 ounces egg whites Heat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
I opted for the simple vanilla macaroon that was filled with vanilla and white chocolate and the crispy cappuccino macaroon filled with coffee butter cream.
IBC has already developed the formula for a full colour palette of 13 popular macaroon colours.