Mini Macaroons made from shredded coconut, egg whites, maple syrup, and extracts, Free of refined sugar and loaded with so much flavor! This recipe was created in partnership with Bob’s Red Mill.
What is the Difference between Macarons and Macaroons?
It’s way more than just that second “o” in the word. Macarons are a Parisian dessert that are made from a base of blanched almond flour, egg, whites, and confectioners sugar (this is the same type of finely ground sugar used to make icing or frosting). A batter is made and piped onto cookie sheets. Once the cookies are baked, they are filled with buttercream, jam, or other filling and made into those famous smooth shell sandwich-style cookies. They are usually very colorful and delicate.
Macaroons on the other hand are coconut cookies or “drops” made from a base of shredded coconut (sometimes flake coconut but most frequently shredded), egg whites, and some type of sugar or sweetener. They are often dipped in chocolate and frequently served during both the Passover and Easter holidays.