A small cake, composed chiefly of the white of eggs, almonds or coconut, and sugar.
A small almond flavoured biscuit or cake.
chewy drop cookie usually containing almond paste
A small biscuit or cake, crunchy outside and soft inside, made with ground almonds, sugar and egg whites.
A macaroon is a flourless cookie made from ground nuts such as almond or coconut and leavened with egg whites. It is commonly associated with the Passover holiday, since Jews do not bake with any kind of flour (other than matzah meal) during that time. Potato starch is commonly included in the recipe to add body.
A small round cookie that has a crisp crust and a soft interior. Many versions bought commercially have been thoroughly dried. These cookies may be made from almonds, though coconut is common in the US. The may also be flavored with coffee, chocolate, or spices. Amaretti, from Italy, are a type of macaroon.
is a small cookie traditionally made of almond paste or ground almonds mixed with sugar and egg whites. Macaroons can be flavored with various ingredients such as chocolate. Coconut macaroons substitute coconut in place of almonds.
Macaroons are a cookie or confection, or a cross between the two, depending on where they are made. The macaroon is a close cousin to the meringue.