Macarons: Don't Confuse Them With Macaroons. A macaron specifically refers to a meringue-based cookie made with almond flour, egg whites, and granulated and powdered sugar, then filled with buttercream, ganache or fruit curd.
People also ask, what does a macaroon taste like?
The cookie's texture beneath the crust should be light, just a little chewy, and soft, but not so soft that it's mushy. It's okay if the cookie looks "uncooked." As much as I love sugar, sweetness shouldn't take over in a macaron. They come in a wide variety of flavors for a reason—so you can taste the flavor.
Are macaroons supposed to be chewy?
Texture-wise, macarons are a unique combination of crisp, soft, and chewy. They aren't supposed to crumble into mush, and they shouldn't be so hard that you're getting a bonafide jaw workout. Instead, the outer shell should be crisp and give way to a soft chewy center with an intense burst of flavor.
Are Macarons really that hard to make?
Macarons are delicate and finicky French sandwich cookies made entirely of ground almonds, egg whites, and sugar. The possibilities for fillings are endless, but the most difficult feat is achieving the right consistency and presentation of the macaron shells.