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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MACAROON DAY – June 3

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MACAROON DAY

Each year, National Chocolate Macaroon Day celebrates a tasty treat. Last month we celebrated National Macaroon Day on May 31st. Now we add a little chocolate to the mix, sweetening the deal.

The main ingredient is always shredded coconut, usually sweetened and sometimes toasted. Other ingredients include flour, sugar or sweetened condensed milk, and egg whites and flavoring. Once the ingredients are combined, the mixture is dropped by spoonfuls onto baking sheets and baked. Chocolate is added either to the batter or the baked cookie is dipped into melted chocolate. While these cookies are quite beautiful, people either love or hate coconut. 

These sturdy cookies go well with coffee and tea, too. Serve them with biscotti, shortbread or lemon cookies to add variety.

HOW TO OBSERVE #ChocolateMacaroonDay

Bake up chocolate macaroons for your chocolate and coconut loving friends and family. Share your favorite recipes and combine milk, dark and white chocolates in your recipes. If you’re looking for one to make, enjoy this Chocolate Macaroons recipe.

Use #ChocolateMacaroonDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MACAROON DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this sweet holiday.


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June 3rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1916

President Woodrow Wilson signs the National Defense Act. The act expanded the size of the United States National Guard.

1965

Ed White completes the first spacewalk by an American. He launched into space aboard the spacecraft Gemini 4. The mission was NASA’s first multi-day mission in space.

2001

At the Tony Awards, The Producers wins 12 awards. The record-setting musical comedy production by Mel Brooks starred Mathew Broderick and Nathan Lane.

June 3rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Myrtle Cagle – 1925

The American pilot and flight instructor began flying at the age of 12. During her career, she endured testing at the Lovelace Clinic under the premise that she could potentially become an astronaut. However, NASA had no intentions at that time of allowing women into the space program.

Allen Ginsberg – 1926

The American beat writer is known for his poetry. He published several works including Howl and Other Poems.

Norman Brinker – 1931

Once the owner of Chili’s, Norman Brinker developed numerous restaurant concepts including the salad bar.

Larry McMurty – 1936

Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry’s works have been adapted to film. His gritty westerns weave lore, legend and history into vivid landscapes and colorful characters.

Travis Hafner – 1977

Travis Hafner played Major League Baseball for nine seasons as a designated hitter and first baseman. Hafner debuted with the Texas Rangers and also played for the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees.

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