Macaroons in France are like cupcakes in the US. They’re the chic treat in pretty colors, packages and flavors. They’re all over with jewelbox-like shops each displaying their little confections in unique ways.
French macaroons are a completely different cookie than the American coconut macaroon.
They’re a whole lot lighter in texture (but probably not in calories), and they’re a sandwich cookie. And devastatingly hard to pass up.