If you looked at the headline, and for the 100th or so time in a row you thought “Macaron or macaroon — what IS the difference?
Both are delicious and similar in spelling, but macarons and macaroons are very different cookies.
First, a macaroon has a coconut base, and a macaron is meringue-based.
Second, the degree of difficulty in their making couldn’t be more different—one can be thrown together in minutes without stress and the other, not so much.
The difficult one is what we’re talking about today.
And, Kim Delia has truly nailed it.