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Old 04-01-2015, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Macarons are pretty, but they are for whatevet reason "a thing," here, which means you find them in cutesy boutique bakeries for $3-$4 per little cookie.

Macaroons are delicious. Not a delicacy for those who don't like coconut, though, obvs.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Only the ones I make. Cannot stomach the ones in the cardboard cans. They get requested for Passover Seders.

I remember years ago our local Kroger had a basketful of Manischewitz Macaroon cans marked down. This was back when we had enough of a local Jewish population for the store to stock some kosher goods. I bought a can and thought they were tasty enough. I also remember buying Manischewitz Gefilte fish and matzo ball soup here (I'm not Jewish, but will try anything).
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:29 AM
 
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Try the ones from Wegmans bakery! Best I ever had. very chewy and coconuty..
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ
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Note: macaroons are made with coconut. French macarons are made from ground almonds.
Love them both
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:40 AM
 
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Try the ones from Wegmans bakery! Best I ever had. very chewy and coconuty..
You're in Ellicott City?

Have you tried the macaroons from Vaccaro's in Little Italy? I like the ones with pignoli.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:57 AM
 
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I wasn't even aware of the French macarons until a trip to the State Fair a couple of years ago. How very pretty and Spring-like they look!
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You should try these. https://www.laduree.com/fr_fr/

Those are the first macarons I ever tried, and nothing else even comes close, sadly.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:25 PM
 
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I love macarons, but I hate macaroons!
^^^^ Same here.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:04 PM
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Trader Joe's used to have a macaroon that was lower in fat and delicious. You couldn't tell it was a lighter variety. However, they discontinued them years ago.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Have you tried flaked coconut? I like it much better that way than shredded.

When I was a kid in the Fifties my mom was a working mom and rarely baked. I remember that she'd sometimes have a box of American-style macaroons made by a famous cake company on the pantry shelf. I think all you had to do was add water.

I wasn't even aware of the French macarons until a trip to the State Fair a couple of years ago. How very pretty and Spring-like they look!

Now that I'm retired I've been making a lot of baked items I never learned how to do during my busy days and macarons are on my list.
Honestly, I don't know - it is whatever is in Almond Joys, coconut cream pies, etc. I like Ambrosia and it has coconut in it so go figure. I do like coconut milk and buy it to make entrees.
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Old 04-02-2015, 05:25 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I love the coconut macaroons that are chewy and gooey. Even better when one edge is dipped into good quality milk chocolate.

My recipe uses sweetened condensed milk. Make them on a silicon baking sheet and they don't stick. I use Callebaut milk chocolate for the dipping.

Or dip some of the cookies into milk chocolate and some into semi-sweet chocolate for a prettier platter pf cookies.
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