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: