I’m mildly obsessed with macarons. No, not macaroons, the coconut cookies. The French macaron, a sandwich cookie made with almond flour, sugar, and egg whites. These cookies have a delicate outer shell that conceals a denser, slightly chewy center. They also serve as the vehicle for various delicious fillings. Macarons are tough to make properly (trust me, I’ve tried), so I’m always excited to find a bakery that does them well. Enter Bon Ami Confections in St. Augustine.
At our late afternoon stop-in time, much of Bon Ami’s treat supply–which includes a rotating supply cookies, brownies, and flavored marshmallows–was already depleted. Sign of a good product, I’d say. I got one of each of the remaining macaron flavors: key lime, lemon, rose, white chocolate, lavender, pistachio, and dark chocolate cocount:
Ahh, macaron perfection. They had great texture and a good filling-to-cookie ratio–so they weren’t soggy but you got great flavor. My favorites of the bunch were the white chocolate and pistachio, while I could have done without the rose and lavender flavors (no knock on Bon Ami, I just find those flowery flavors very perfume-tasting).
I wish Bon Ami sold their wares closer to Jax so I could pick up macarons more often (but maybe that’s for the best). I’m also totally open to an apprenticeship to learn to make them myself