They look like tiny, colorful hamburgers, but they're called macarons, a French confection made with egg whites, almond paste and sugar. The top and bottom cookies sandwich a creamy filling -- and therein lies the beauty of the macaron. You can fill a macaron with any flavor you want. There's something for every taste and style.
We've seen macaron flavors as traditional as chocolate ganache and as far-out as foie gras. You can get your macarons in vanilla, almond, rose, pistachio, coffee, tiramisu, pineapple, mango, orange blossom, and the list goes on. Macarons also come in a variety of colors -- usually corresponding to the flavor. This feature also makes them a favorite among brides and grooms for wedding desserts.