Not to be confused with almond macaroons, which are similar to Italian amaretti biscuits, these macaroons are are a delicate meringue-based confection filled with cream. The ingredients are very similar, but where macaroons use caster sugar, these use icing sugar, which turns the mixture into a paste rather than a dough. Once baked, they have a crisp outer shell, but a super soft chewy centre. A perfect petit-four to have at afternoon tea. Based on the brands I used, each macaroon is about 123 calories.