A Quick Overview Of Macarons
Macarons are a type of cookie, made with a meringue base and finely ground almonds. They are baked in round shapes in a low oven, and usually sandwiched together in pairs with buttercream frosting. Macarons without the filling do exist all over France, but English speakers have come to expect a filled cookie, along with extravagant colors and flavor combinations.
Don't translate macarons as 'macaroons' in English. Macaroons are a chewy cookie made with egg-white, sugar, and invariably coconut. They are not the same thing at all. Remember that in French, the singular 'macaron' and the plural, 'macarons' sound identical.