The French macaron is a beautifully colored, flavored, almond meringue, sandwich cookie. The outer shells consist of almond flour, sugar, and egg whites, which are joined by fillings such as ganaches, buttercreams, marmalades and more. The macaron, or macaroon in English, is often confused with the shredded coconut, moist cookie, called a coconut rocher (meaning rock) in French. Click on the free recipe for Chocolate Macarons with Earl Grey Ganache from the French Pastry School.