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May 20, 2013



Amy Shippy and Laura Hale are best friends and busy moms. They are also foodies and founders of Maison de Macarons in Savannah, where they bake endless varieties of the traditional French confection.

Often confused with macaroons, macarons are small, hamburger-shaped cookies consisting of two delicate, slightly crunchy meringue shells – in a variety of colors. They are held together with a flavorful filing, like butter cream icing or ganache.

At Maison de Macarons, salted caramel is the top seller. Vanilla bean, pistachio and chocolate are other popular flavors.

But there are also one-of-a-kind creations, including carrot ginger, green tea, bourbon pecan and chocolate strawberry.

Perfect for weddings, showers and parties at home or work, the bite-size, gluten-free desserts can now be shipped nationwide.

Prices range from $22 for one dozen to $44 for a two-dozen box. To order, visit

In Savannah, stop by Maison de Macarons’ shop and café at 1100 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 28.

P.S. As Charlotte Wilen reminded me, if you are in the Atlanta area, you can find fantastic macarons at Maison Robert, 5256 Peachtree Road. The macarons sell for $1.80 each or $21.60 per dozen.

The shop also sells handmade chocolates and pastries. It is open Tuesdays-Fridays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The shop also offers classes.  Learn more at


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