Happy National Macaroons Day! This is one of my very favorite holidays because it celebrates one of my favorite type of cookie!
But, is it really a cookie? This is what today's blogger had to say about it-
To me, macaroons are a necessary Passover treat - a coconutty ball of sweet my parents bought every year when I was kid, that I went out of my way to find while I was in college, and that I'll search every grocery store in the area for until I find one. In fact, a couple years back, my girlfriend decided she was in the mood for a Manischewitz chocolate chip macaroon, and we searched 6 grocery stores until we finally found that holy grail.
You see - she felt the same way I did. That chocolate macaroon wasn't a cookie - it was an institution. The rocky road-style "cookie" wouldn't satisfy our craving. "High-end" or off-brand imitations wouldn't do the trick. In fact, if you think about it, she didn't really want a "macaroon." She wanted her sense of taste to do what senses do - remind her of times gone by, tie those into her new experiences and make new memories - to do what good food was supposed to do: to be more than a meal, and create an experience.
When I bit into one of these homemade dark chocolate macaroons - I wasn't left wanting. It unearthed Passover memories. It satisfied an urge that went deeper than hunger and taste. In short, I rediscovered that experience.
And it was delicious.
Click here for this recipe: http://www.cutseveryday.com/2013/03/dark-chocolate-dipped-macaroons-for.html