When the French almond cookie, the macaron, made its way to the pastry scene in the U.S. we were thrilled. These light and airy cookies come in exquisite flavors -- like pistachio and salted caramel -- that one can easily throw down two or three (dozen) macarons at a time.

But the French macaron recipe is changing; it's getting reinvented in American flavors like mint chocolate chip and peanut butter and jelly. And even though the great French chef Escoffier might be rolling over in his grave at the sight of peanut butter on a tiny macaron, we can't wait to dig in. Check out the recipes in the slideshow below.

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  • Hamburger Macaron

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://boyandtherabbit.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/hamburger-macarons/">Hamburger Macaron recipe</a> by Boy & The Rabbit</strong>

  • Snickers Macaron

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/cookies/snickers-macaron/">Snickers Macaron recipe</a> by Bakers Royal</strong>

  • Strawberry Cheesecake Macaron

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://macaronmafia.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/strawberry-cheesecake-macarons/">Strawberry Cheesecake Macaron recipe</a> by The Macaron Mafia</strong>

  • Mint Chocolate Macarons

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://plantfoodfabulous.com/2012/08/mint-chocolate-macarons.html">Mint Chocolate Macarons recipe</a> by Plant Food Fabulous</strong>

  • Candy Corn Macarons

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2011/10/26/candy-corn-macarons/#">Candy Corn Macarons recipe</a> by Annie Eats</strong>

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Macaron

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://macaronmafia.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/its-peanut-butta-jelly-time-pbj-macarons/">Peanut Butter & Jelly Macaron recipe</a> by The Macaron Mafia</strong>

  • Salted Pretzel Macarons

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://lisamichele.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/salted-pretzel-macarons-3-years-blogging-and-3-giveaways/">Salted Pretzel Macarons recipe</a> by Parsley, Sage & Sweet</strong>

  • Hot Dog Macarons

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/2011/01/international-incident-party-hot-dogs/">Hot Dog Macarons recipe</a> by eat. live. travel. write.</strong>

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Macaron

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.the-baker-chick.com/2012/03/chocolate-peanut-butter-macarons.html">Chocolate Peanut Butter Macaron recipe</a> by The Baker Chick</strong>

  • Oatmeal Raisin Macaron

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.lisaisbossy.com/2009/03/oatmeal-is-good-for-your-heart.html">Oatmeal Raisin Macaron recipe</a> by Lisa Is Bossy</strong>

  • Candy Cane Macarons

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.cakeandallie.com/2011/12/candy-cane-macarons/">Candy Cane Macarons recipe</a> by Cake and Allie</strong>

  • Cinnamon Macarons

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://whatsonmyplate.net/2011/04/26/cinnamon-macarons/">Cinnamon Macarons recipe</a> by What's On My Plate</strong>

  • Maple Bacon Macaron

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://macaronmafia.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/maple-bacon-macarons/"> Maple Bacon Macaron recipe</a> by The Macaron Mafia</strong>

  • Red Hot Devil Macarons

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://almostbourdain.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-recipe-red-hot-devil-macaron.html">Red Hot Devil Macarons recipe</a> by Almost Bourdain</strong>

  • Pumpkin French Macarons

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.yummymummykitchen.com/2011/09/pumpkin-french-macarons.html">Pumpkin French Macarons recipe</a> by Yummy Mummy Kitchen</strong>

  • Salted Caramel Popcorn Macarons

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thesweetart.com/2011/05/salted-caramel-popcorn-macarons.html">Salted Caramel Popcorn Macarons recipe</a> by The Sweet Art</strong>

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