For the inexperienced cookie enthusiast, mixing the two up is a common faux-pas – one that becomes less forgivable after tasting the two cookies because if you cannot tell the difference between a macaron and a macaroon after you’ve tasted them, you might need to see your doctor.
All kidding aside, these cookies couldn’t be more dissimilar. Let us break it down for you:
The French Macaron – Popular in Europe for centuries, the French Macaron is notoriously hard to make. A good macaron takes 72 hours to get from the oven to your plate.