Thanks to Shabby in the City for correcting me on my previous post about Ladurée bakery and their macarons. Macaroons and Macarons are completely different foods; macarons are not the coconut-y cookies I thought they were. After doing some research I discovered that the French macarons are actually a pastry made of egg whites, sugar, almond powder, and icing sugar. The result is a sweet and moist filling sandwiched between two domes of pastry that is slightly crunchy. In contrast, Macaroons as we know them are a cross between cookie and confection, similar to a meringue. Coconut is the dominant ingredient. This would explain the obvious difference in the two treats' appearances!
I have corrected the Ladurée post, and resolved to fully do my research from here on out!
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