crochet macarons

Macaron vs Macaroon

Let me interrupt your weekend with the difference between macaron and macaroon, something which I found out today. I’ve made the mistake of using both terms interchangeably, thinking that they are synonymous.

Macaron is a sandwich-like pastry made with two thin cookies and cream in between, while macaroon is a dense cookie usually made with coconut or almond paste. The art and craft that we commonly see on most blogs are fashioned after the French pastry macaron.

crochet macarons

The above images feature handmade wool macarons by NYC-based artist Sian Keagan. Aren’t they adorable?