Celebrate National Macaroon Day With A Recipe Round-up

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Sweet and creamy. Coconutty and crispy around the edges. Macaroons might be one of my favorite...I don't know...cookies? Confections? A little of both? Whatever they are, they're delicious, and to celebrate National Macaroon Day today, I wanted to share some great macaroon recipes with you.

Macaroons

I should make a quick clarification for those who might think I'm talking about macarons, that ever-so-French sandwich confection that involves two egg-white-based discs sandwiching some sort of filling. I must admit...though I've had excellent macarons before, they're not my favorite. I am a coconut girl, through and through.

I come by my love of macaroons honestly. My grandmother, from whom I definitely inherited my love of cooking to feed a crowd, used to make macaroons when I was a kid. She kicked her macaroon-making into high gear when one of my cousins was diagnosed with Celiac's disease, because they were a gluten-free treat that he could have whenever he wanted. I had no problem digesting gluten, but I was certainly happier, any day, eating a macaroon or three.

Here are some macaroon recipes to try in celebration of this day...and this delicious sweet:

Do you have a favorite type of macaroon? Share your macaroon-y thoughts in the comments below.

Genie blogs about gardening and food at The Inadvertent Gardener, and tells very short tales at 100 Proof Stories. She is also the Food Section Editor for BlogHer.

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