The macaroon is a cookie made from ground almond and can come with added cocount. It was developed in the UK but must not be confused with the French macaron,
which is a confection made with two meringue disks and a cream in the middle.
The pronunciation of macaroon is often confused with that of macaron. Even if both the words have the same root in the italian maccheroni
, a type of pasta, their pronunciation must not be confused. Macaroon is an English word and must therefore be pronounced following English rules of pronunciation, while macaron is French and is pronounced following French pronunciation.