Macarons – France
Macarons are a staple French cookie confectionery. It is a sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond meal, and food coloring. The filling is made from buttercream or jam. Though originally white, Macarons can be made in any color of your choice.
Macarons’ history can be traced to the culinary encyclopedia Larousse Gastronomique produced in 1988. It begins the history of Macarons by tracing its origin back to a French monastery in Cormery in the 8th century, or approximately 791. At that time, the encyclopedia showed Macarons to be a different cookie style as it was the shape of pastry with a cracked crust that had no filling.