CHOCOLATE MACAROON DAY | JUNE 3
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 Chocolate Macaroon Day
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.
June 3rd Celebrated History
President Woodrow Wilson signs the National Defense Act. The act expanded the size of the United States National Guard.
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.
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 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.
Dr. Jill Biden – 1951
The 48th First Lady of the United States stepped into the role on January 20, 2021. An American professor at Northern Virginia Community College, Jill Biden is thought by many to be the first First Lady to actively hold a paying job during the President’s tenure. She also worked during her husband’s time as Vice President.
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.