But then I read a post from Mrs. Humble. She explained everything in extreme detail with graphs and everything. She had tested a ton of different ways and wrote of her findings. It was amazing! After reading her post, I felt like maybe it was something that I could conquer. So I made my attempt. And...it went ok. Clearly from the above picture, some of my cookies did not turn out perfectly. But, and its a big but, some did turn out. I was so excited that I danced around the kitchen.
The biggest triumph though is that I learned. I learned that some of my pans are too thin. I learned that my piping skills need some work, but sticking to smaller circles work better. I learned that the top rack of my oven bakes these cookies better than the bottom and I learned to let them cool before pulling them off the parchment lest their sticky bottoms remain attached. I also learned to turn the pan halfway through, unless I want macarons that slope downhill.
So I will keep trying at these delicious yet elusive cookies.