I seriously encourage you to make some if you're a fan of macarons. Friends ask me if macarons are hard to make, the answer, "no!" They do take practice but I refuse to be intimidated by a cookie. The recipe below is pretty simple and if you give it a try I have the feeling by the second tray of macarons you'll have the hang of it. Why pay $2.00 per macaron when you can make your own fresh ones at home? Recipe after the jump. Enjoy!
Preheat oven to 375 and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
And don't worry if they don't turn out, here's what happened when I tried to smooth one tray out with a wet finger tip before baking. If they don't work, nobody has to know just keep on trying!
If you decide to try them out send me a note and let me know what you think!