National Macaroon Day
National Macaroon Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 31st of May and celebrates the small biscuit that’s made from ground almonds, coconut, sugar, and a combination of other ingredients. It’s not to be confused with a Macaron-a French dessert that’s made using two light meringue biscuits that have been put together with ganache between them.
A Macaroon is instead a cookie, or sometimes a mound of shredded coconut and egg, that’s baked into a delicious cookie. And while you’re celebrating this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalMacaroonDay to spread the word about these cookies and this holiday to people who may not know about them.
Some Fun Facts About Macaroons
Since you’re with us so far, you will probably want to take a few moments to learn more about macaroons. After all, if you are celebrating National Macaroon Day, then you’re going to want to know as much about these sweet biscuits as you can. So without further ado, below are some fun facts about macaroons.
- The name for these cookies comes from the Italian word “Maccarone.” This word means paste.
- Some people say that macaroons can be traced back to an Italian monastery in the 16th century.
- In North America, the coconut macaroon is the most well-known.
- In Scotland, the macaroon is a confection that has a thick center and is covered in chocolate and roasted coconut.
Observing National Macaroon Day
National Macaroon Day is a holiday that’s best observed by enjoying some high-quality macaroons that you’ve either purchased from your friendly grocery store or have baked yourself.
Since this day is also National Chocolate Macaroon Day, you can kill two birds with one stone by giving your macaroons a chocolate glaze. Regardless of the flavor of the macaroons you use to celebrate this holiday, one thing is for certain: you’re going to love celebrating this day. Just don’t forget the milk.