The Inside Scoop: Macarons or Macaroons?

The Inside Scoop: Macarons or Macaroons?

Feb 23, 2023

A Classic French Cookie Meets Creative New Flavors

Crispy. Crunchy. Decadent. Macarons are a classic French dessert made from egg whites and almond flour. These treats have been around the dessert scene since at least the 16th century, and today, macarons offer a delicious range of flavors in fun forms.

Let’s take a closer look at these iconic desserts to explore how they’re made, why they’re such a hit, and where you can find them!


FUN FACT: Although they share similar names, macarons are VERY different from macaroons. A MACARON (ma·kr·oon) is a meringue-based sandwich cookie, whereas a MACAROON (mah·ka·roon) is a small biscuit cookie normally made with shredded coconut. The word ‘macaron’ shares a root word with ‘macaroni’, which both mean fine dough.


From Almond Flour to Dessert Tray: A Delicious Journey

Every macaron starts its life as a combination of almond flour, egg whites, and super-fine confectioner’s sugar. The egg whites are whipped into a thick, fluffy texture called a meringue, which gives these cookies their iconic gentle crunch. Once these eggs have reached a certain level of stiffness, chefs will carefully fold in the almond flour.

This step is why macarons are so tasty, but also challenging to make. The final cookie relies on having a perfect blend of crispness, softness, and crunch. A good macaron is light and airy while still offering a lovely crackle as you bite into it.

Pictured: Six Flavors of Perfection

Of course, there’s more to a macaron than meets the tastebuds. Once they’ve been baked, macarons are filled with a wide variety of creative stuffings, the most common of which is French buttercream. These fillings are where macarons get much of their unique flavor. Classic macarons will feature a neutral-vanilla buttercream, however, there are countless options of gourmet flavors ranging from pistachio to cotton candy to birthday cake!


The Magic of Lolli & Pops Macarons

If reading about these delicious cookies has your mouth watering, then let's be friends. At every Lolli & Pops, we serve the tastiest macarons around, and we bet you’ll agree it’s hard to choose just one. You can even build your own 12-Piece Macaron Box and have our signature macarons delivered directly to your doorstep!


The Classic Macaron Flavors

Dig into all-time classic macaron flavors like pistachio, vanilla, and lemon cake. Order a box with several flavors for your next party, or order all of your favorites as a heartfelt gift for friends or to enjoy yourself. Serving suggestion: Keep refrigerated until ready to serve at room temperature.



Themed Macaron Flavors

Cinnamon Rolls, Creamsicles, and Fruity Cereal, oh my! Take a walk on the sweet side with imaginative macarons like Red Velvet, Salted Caramel, and more! These specialty macarons are perfect for themed parties, gifts, and celebrations. Order Strawberry Cheesecake Macarons to sweeten your next girls' night, or a box of Birthday Cake Macarons as a creative cake substitute.


Want a Macaron-on-the-Go?

Grab a Mac Pop! These macarons POP! Literally! Mac Pops are scrumptious Macaron Pops that are perfect for serving, snacking, sharing, or just enjoying on the go! Each one of these specialty cake pops is made by condensing 2 macarons: one for the crunchy outer shell, and another for the rich, delectable interior. Their portable nature makes them great for decorating cakes and trimming dessert trays. Our signature Mac Pops are available at your nearest Lolli & Pops!

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