A common Passover snack food. In the "old days" (a decade ago?), there were plain macaroons and maybe chocolate chip macaroons. Now there's maybe 2 dozen different kinds on the market, such as chocolate mint, rocky road, coffee, etc etc etc, as the kosher/Jewish food industry has grown immensely.

Macaroons usually are flat on the bottom and rounded on the top. They're pretty small and as they taste good, go pretty fast.

Mac`a*roon" (?), n. [F. macaron, It. maccherone. See Macaroni.]

1.

A small cake, composed chiefly of the white of eggs, almonds, and sugar.

2.

A finical fellow, or macaroni. [Obs.]

 

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