Macarons

 

Macarons are a French staple and if you happen to be in Paris, you’ll have no trouble finding them at most bakeries. Here in the US, the cookies are growing in popularity, but are still not that common.

macaronsWhen most people hear the word macaroon, they think of a chewy mound of shredded coconut, lightly sweetened and held together by egg whites. While those may be delicious, they are NOT our kind of cookie…

Macarons (or French Macaroons) are flavorful almond flour and meringue cookies that are sandwiched together with a filling. The meringue shells are what make the cookies unique. They are smooth and crisp on the outside and have a moist, chewy interior.

 

macaron differenceThe macaron’s origin isn’t clear, but it may have been brought to France from Italy as early as 1533 by Catherine de Medici and her pastry chefs. Macarons gained fame in 1792 when two Carmelite nuns seeking asylum in Nancy during the French Revolution baked and sold macarons in order to support themselves, thus becoming known as “the macaron sisters”. The macarons they made were a simple combination of ground almonds, egg whites, and sugar. No special flavors. No filling. Just 100% cookie.

It wasn’t until the 1900s that Pierre Desfontaines of Parisian pastry shop and café Ladurée decided to take two cookies and fill them with ganache. Today Ladurée continues to be one of the first stops for macaron-crazed fans in Paris. No longer a humble almond cookie, the macaron turned into a deliciously flavored treat with a thin, light crust briefly giving way to a layer of moist almond meringue following by a center of silky smooth filling.

We take a lot of pride in how we craft our macarons, using only the finest ingredients and following traditional French standards. They are sure to fill your soul with warm, fuzzy happiness after one bite…

Flavors & Pricing

Each: $2.50 • Half dozen: $13 • Dozen: $25

We offer different flavors daily, but rotate flavors often. Please call ahead if you are looking for a specific flavor. All Macarons contain nuts and are naturally gluten free.

Strawberry Passion Fruit Nutella
 Rose Pistachio  Espresso
Dulce de Leche  Vanilla Cookies n Cream
 Raspberry Dark Ganache  Honey Lavender
 Apricot Lemon
Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut