Truth be told, we love cookies of all shapes, sizes and flavors. But we have a special place in our heart for oh-so-tasty macaroons. Wait, we mean macarons. Hold on, which ones are dipped in chocolate? Talk about confusing. Let’s solve the macaroons vs. macarons kerfuffle once and for all. A macaron (pronounced mack-a-ROHN) consists of two meringue-based cookies sandwiching a buttercream, ganache or jam filling. A macaroon (pronounced mack-a-ROON), on the other hand, is a mounded cookie made with shredded coconut. But that’s not the only way that these two confections differ from each other. Let’s break it down.