Macaron vs Macaroon

Many people ask me, "Do you make macaroons?" And the first thing I ask is, "Do you mean macaroons or macarons?" 

The macaroon, pronounced mah-kah-ROON, is an unleavened cookie made with sweetened coconut flakes or with almond paste, dipped in chocolate.

The macaron, pronounced mah-kah-ROHN, is a french style cookie with two meringue shells sandwiching a filling. The shells are crisp and fragile on the outside, and chewy on the inside, with a filling that is sweet and creamy. Traditionally, macarons are chocolate, vanilla, lemon and raspberry. Today, they come in innumerable flavors and colors with filling made out jam, ganache, buttercream and even ice cream. 


At this time, Morsels only makes the French traditional macarons.