This was my first experience making a French macaron. Actually, prior to making these, I had only tasted a macaron once. However, every time I saw I picture of a macaron, I was intrigued. They are so cute! I heard that these adorable cookies are finicky and a challenge to make. Finally, I decided I just had to try them.
I used the Basic French Meringue Macaron recipe from Tartlette. I was really disappointed when almost all of my shells stuck to my parchment paper. (I even tried the tricks of putting them back in the oven and putting water under the parchment paper. Apparently I need to practice more.) However, once I filled them with a little Lemon Buttercream Frosting they were a lot better.
I decided that everyone is right, they are a challenging cookie to make. One of these days, I’ll try them again. But for now I will probably stick to my sugar cookies.